> So am I having a solitary experience with Platine here?
Ah, probably no.
I pounded (and wasted time) with old and new cyanotype and Platine
and was plagued with mottling...
I assumed "Good for Platinum, good for Cyanotype."
I did not try Pt/Pd, but I suspect I was seeing something similar
(similar "siderotype" process).
P.S. Unfortunately I was not undercharged...
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM, eric nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I recently ran across a very bad batch of Platine here in Chicago and have
> > been going through the archives to see if anyone else has had this issue.
> > No one has reported any recent issues as far as I could find via searches.
> > My issue was very uneven coating using a coating tube and
> > horribly blotchy prints. I had a very old batch here that had worked just
> > fine and when I ran out, I purchased some from Pearl Art Supply here in
> > town. Even the coating side of the paper was different with more texture
> > before coating where you might suspect you were coating the wrong side!
> > Fortunately I only bought a few sheets and was under-charged at
> > the register so I'm not out much except 2 days of trying to make the #$%#
> > thing work and chemistry. The paper cleared just fine w/muriatic>wash>hypo
> > clear>then final washing.
> > So I am assuming others here are doing just fine w/this paper and I'm
> > wondering which suppliers were used and how recently they purchased it.
> > Thanks!
> > Eric