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Re: Calotype/Waxed Paper Negative Paper - UK source?

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  • Subject: Re: Calotype/Waxed Paper Negative Paper - UK source?
  • From: eric nelson <emanphoto@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 12:40:36 -0500
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It is 500 plate finish which is the same as I use for salted prints and albumen.  For the neg, I followed the instructions in The Silver Sunbeam in which, as I recall, lactose was one of the ingredients.  It was an interesting little project.

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM, richard jones <richard_cynan@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Thanks Eric, was it Strathmore 400/500?  Not sure if anyone sells the stuff in the UK - could be wrong though. 

From: eric nelson <emanphoto@gmail.com>
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Monday, 25 May, 2009 18:31:00
Subject: Re: Calotype/Waxed Paper Negative Paper - UK source?

I made a waxed paper neg once and kept the paper wet by keeping it in between glass to keep it wet in the holder.
I'm pretty sure I used Strathmore Artist Drawing single ply which is my go-to paper when a thin sheet is needed.

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 11:43 AM, richard jones <richard_cynan@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Can anyone recommend a suitable paper for Calotypes / Waxed Paper Negatives available in the UK? 

 I'm using Bienfang 360 at the moment, ordered from the USA - postage costs are crazy.  Looking for a lightweight cotton or linen paper, sized with gelatin/starch, w/o watermarks.  Has anyone tried common stationary to make Calotypes?


Richard Cynan

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