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Re: Anybody experimented with Argyrotypes?

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Fernando, I did. What exactly do you want to know?

The first thing to mention is that it's a very picky process when it comes
to paper choices; you have to use the best and purest papers.

Also, it's better to tone the image in gold before fixing, if you value
longevity that is; colloidal silver in paper is pretty vulnerable... And
the color + darkness is beautiful that way. (Pt or Pd toning also is
possible, but, personally, I got best results with gold.)

It's pretty easy to mix the solution - definitely more complex than
Vandykes (if you have to compound silver oxide yourself) but not a big
deal. Mix a volume enough for a couple of months (not longer than 5-6
months), the solution will deteriorate and silver out as time passes.


20 Nisan 2009, Pazartesi, 2:41 am tarihinde, fernando cruz florez yazmış:
> ...
> I was wondering if there's anybody out there who's worked with Argyrotypes
> willing to share their experiences and tips/tricks for the process.
> ...