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RE: fabriano artistico EW

Unfortunately, there isn't any fine watercolor paper - except for the
Fabriano line - in Istanbul, only Canson Montval (which is OK for
Cyanotype and Vandyke, but there isn't any HP version - only CP and rough)
and Bockingford (which I don't like at all - only CP and rough again).


14 Kasım 2008, Cuma, 11:28 am tarihinde, John Brewer yazmış:
> Loris
> My FAEW exposures are comparable to Arches Aquarelle. It's my favourite
> paper for gum over cyanotypes in particular. The Dmax is lower unsized and
> I'm sure it would also increase with acidification. I realize you have
> difficulty sourcing paper where you are but Arches Aquarelle seems to be
> easily available here in the UK in blocks, (rather than large sheets), and
> is a fab cyanotype paper. I can find it in artist shops that often don't
> sell 'real' watercolour paper.
> John.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Loris Medici [mailto:mail@loris.medici.name]
> Sent: 13 November 2008 21:00
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: RE: fabriano artistico EW
> Maybe EW is different than traditional white. I remember someone saying
> they were getting weak images and very long exposure with the original
> paper. That's why I was thinking about acidification... Maybe I should ask
> for EW from the distributor. Thanks.
> 13 Kasım 2008, Perşembe, 10:41 pm tarihinde, John Brewer yazmış:
>> Hi Loris
>> I use FAEW for cyanotype. I don't acidify and rarely get any purple
>> alkali
>> problems when coating. I do like to size it sometimes too, it sort of
>> gives
>> a more crisp image like I get with Arches Aquarelle.
>> John.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Loris Medici [mailto:mail@loris.medici.name]
>> Sent: 13 November 2008 20:19
>> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>> 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.