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Re: fabriano artistico EW

See the gold-thiourea toner for toning Argyrotypes (before fixing). You
get pretty colors + much deeper dmax, and no bleaching in the fixer. You
may opt to continue with Argyrotypes after seeing the results! Another
color option is using few drops (1 to 5 drops into 10ml coating solution)
of glycerin in the sensitizer, you get more reddish tones. Glycerin also
helps printing out in very dry weather...

BTW, coating with hydrocote will let you display your prints unglazed (if
you like) since it's a moisture barrier + blocks UV... After application,
you may wipe the prints with moistened tissue for cleaning them.


13 Kasım 2008, Perşembe, 11:04 pm tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:
> 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!
> Paul
> ----- 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!
>> Regards,
>> Loris.
>> 13 Kasım 2008, Perşembe, 10:32 pm tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:
>>> Loris,
>>> 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
>>> bit,
>>> 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? ;-(
>>> Paul
>>> ----- 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
>>>>> well...
>>>> Paul, what method do you use for acidification? Oxalic, hydrochloric,
>>>> acetic, ...? If Oxalic, have you noticed a grittiness after
>>>> acidification?
>>>> I like that paper too -> for gums and since I can buy it locally (have
>>>> to
>>>> import other fine papers), I'm very interested in using it for other
>>>> processes, mostly Cyanotype...
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Loris.