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Re: fabriano artistico EW

Funny you should mention an aftercoat.

I was reading Stan Klimek's addendum in the Arentz book, and he mentions waxing pt/pd prints to deepen the blacks and put a semi-matt finish on them...

I think I've mentioned that I'm working with argyrotypes as a prep for printing in pt/pd, so besides the Mike Ware argy info I've been using Arentz as a rough guide to the general things I should heed re: iron processes. Whatever I can glean from there is helpful...

I'll try an aftercoat on a test strip soon...thanks!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: fabriano artistico EW

Thanks, will try to acidify soon, with hydrochloric acid -> I once coated
traditional white with oxalic acid rich ferric oxalate (there was 1 part
oxalic acid per 2 parts ferric oxalate in the solution) and it got pretty
gritty. Maybe EW is different than the traditional white I got?
Unfortunately the distributor doesn't stock EW, perhaps painters around
here don't like the EW...

:) Scattering? Try 1+1 diluted hydrocote polyshield clear gloss wood
finish (if you don't mind a little glossy print) and you'll be surprised!


13 Kasım 2008, Perşembe, 10:32 pm tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:

I use oxalic acid, 1-2% for a few minutes, until the paper stops bubbling.

Do you mean a gritty feel on the paper...hmmm, not really. Maybe a tiny
but that could just be the paper fibers after getting wet.

Waiting for my prints to dry now...why do they always look so good in the
wash and then get a bit hazy after drying down? ;-(


----- Original Message -----
From: "Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: fabriano artistico EW

13 Kasım 2008, Perşembe, 10:06 pm tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:
It's a wonderful paper and my argyrotypes are working out great after
acidification. I know a lot of folks who use this for their pt/pd as
Paul, what method do you use for acidification? Oxalic, hydrochloric,
acetic, ...? If Oxalic, have you noticed a grittiness after

I like that paper too -> for gums and since I can buy it locally (have
import other fine papers), I'm very interested in using it for other
processes, mostly Cyanotype...