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Re: Weston Diploma Parchment

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  • From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:16:19 -0500
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Neal, that's what I've done and had no problem printing 16x20 images
on the paper. Glad to hear there's a new version ready. I've still got
quite a few sheets of the "old" weston diploma so I'll go through that
first and hopefully someone can test the new paper and old
side-by-side (I'll do this if someone will send me a couple sheets of
the new).


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Neal Wilson <wilsonneal@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am interested in learning how the new paper performs. It's fragility is a pain, but I like the tonality and price. I am thinking about trying fiberglass window screen material as a backing when handling sheets larger than 11x14.
> Neal
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Reid <jon@sharperstill.com>
> Sent: 10/21/2008 9:54:03 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
> Subject: Weston Diploma Parchment
> Hi all,
> A while ago I posted on my thoughts regarding Weston Diploma
> Parchment and received some feedback from the list. I have run a few
> trial prints with interesting results and will inform the list
> separately of that trial. Around the same time as I posted to the
> list I had been in touch with someone at ButlerDearden, regarding
> stocks of the paper in case I chose to go with it for an upcoming
> exhibition. I was told none more existed.
> This morning I received an email from John M. Zokowski of Butler-
> Dearden Paper who informed me that "when we
> traded emails back in September, we were on the cusp of a trial paper
> run, which
> ultimately proved to be the last trial required to determine that we
> had in fact reincarnated
> the Weston paper.  The new name is Weston Diploma Parchment Plat-Pal."
> A PDF dedicated to the "new" paper can be found here:
> http://www.butlerdearden.com/docs/Weston%20Diploma%20Parchment%
> 20Plat.pdf
> I'll post to the list later, after work, with my findings and some
> pics from my trial of the 'old' Weston Diploma Parchment, which I
> sourced, by the way, from Bostick + Sullivan. Melody from Bpstick +
> Sullivan told me, in an email dated 7 October 2008, "The Weston paper
> is still being made, however in a different factory. It no longer
> works for alt process printing. The nature of the paper changed when
> they moved the manufacturing to the new plant. They are using the
> same raw materials, but it does not respond the same to the chemicals."
> Jon Reid
> Sydney, Australia