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RE: extending palladium coating solution...?

Paul, I haven't read the addendix to which you refer but for years the
subtle use of distilled water in the brush has been a part of almost every
successful coating I have seen. It is a part of the "secret" sauce of
printing. The how hard to shake the brush after a rinse with distilled
water, how "dry" do I make my paper with proper humidification or
desiccation prior to coating to make it work. 

A thinner coating can produce a weak black, so if you use that as a guide
you can dilute to your eyes content. Or your spectro that some may dig into
to measure their Dmax. 


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

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Viapiano [mailto:viapiano@pacbell.net] 
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 11:52 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: extending palladium coating solution...?

Hi all...

Stan Klimek talks about this in the Arentz appendix...does anyone else do 

He extends his solution with distilled water, adds approx 1.5 ml distilled 
water to 3ml solution to get 4.5 ml total...he has other guidelines as 
volumes of solutions get larger, bu the ratio stays approx the same...