I pour my solution for small prints along one side (from
an eyedropper) and quickly spread it with a 4" brush.
I've found that with argyrotypes, if I pour it in the
center of the print I sometimes get a "water" stain in that part of the print,
even when I've tried coating with a safelight, so I've stayed away from doing
that with pt/pd.
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Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 1:21
Subject: RE: coating large prints
I position the print with the long aspect ratio left to
right, and aim to pour my solution quickly in a left to right band and quickly
brush north to south to spread it quickly. I try not to over think it to
much. If the paper is at the right humidity I've not had any particular
coating issues at these sizes.
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:06:33 -0800
Subject: Re: coating large prints
I have the brush and have been using it
for 8x10s, was alittle worried about working a puddle across that much real
estate. Is there a preferred starting point ie right side to left or the
middle and a pattern to ensure even coating.
The sink in my darkroom can handle trays that size, so that isn't a
concern for me.
On Jan 20, 2009, at 9:11 AM, Neal Wilson wrote: