RE: coating large prints
So you pour across the top of the paper and then brush from the top to the bottom of the paper?|
********No, more like across the middle and then brush up and down to spead. My brush is moving up and down left to right on this initial pass.
You humidify your paper?
*****In the winter, I leave the paper to coat hanging on a clothesline in the darkroom. I crank the humidifier for a couple hours. Get the room and the paper up to about 60% humidity. Not an issue in the summer.
On Jan 20, 2009, at 1:21 PM, Neal Wilson wrote:
So you pour across the top of the paper and then brush from the top to the bottom of the paper?
You humidify your paper? What paper are you using? My testing has been with these thick papers: Fabriano Artistico, BFK hvywt., and Twinrocker. I've tried double coating (expensive) and acidifying (time consuming and judging from Paul's posts has it's problems). I only soaked my paper (Fab) for one minute and then rinsed with running water for 30 seconds and air dried, didn't notice any problems, but did notice an increase in speed.