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Re: palladium grain

Yep, Eric...the more I think about it, the more I believe I humidified the paper for too long, with the consequences you describe...live and learn.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Neilsen" <ejnphoto@sbcglobal.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:39 PM
Subject: RE: palladium grain

You may have gotten the solution to soak in too much as well showing paper
fiber. If it happens again , then inspect the process. If it is a one off,
perhaps just that. You may also have a problem piece of paper.

Eric Neilsen
4101 Commerce Street, Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226

SKYPE ejprinter

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Pawlowski [mailto:beepy@netapp.com]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 6:21 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: palladium grain

I got a grainy print yesterday, and I think it was due to
overhumidification of the paper. I usually hold the paper over a pot of
simmering water and it works fine, but yesterday I got a weird
graininess...has that ever happened to anyone?
Bear with me.

Yes in the shadow/dark regions when I "overexposed" the paper.

I need to circle back on this, but I think I overexposed because the
speed of the paper/emulsion changed due to humidity of paper.

As Palladium exposes is masks - more if humid (prints out).