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RE: Platine

	I agree completely.  
	At the cost of the PT & PD salts I hardly ever use anything other
than COT 320.  Even with cyanotype, I have commercial work pressures so,
when I print cyano where the chems are cheap, my time is more valuable than
the difference in cost between COT 320 and cheaper papers.  I am not saying
that one shouldn’t use other papers that have different qualities (surface
texture, color, thickness, translucence, etc) I am just saying that I use
what works best and keeps me from having to redo things.

From: Dan Burkholder [mailto:fdanb@aol.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:49 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Platine

Can't really add anything to the comments existing. I was stung with two
different batches of crap Platine about five years ago so lesson learned.
The Bergger Cot 320 might be more expensive but it's never trashed a day of

Best of success,



On Jun 17, 2009, at 12:42 AM, ender100 wrote:

I know other people have had this problem with inconsistent paper—mostly the
sizing not being even and the mottling that Brian is reporting.  I don't use
Best Wishes,

Mark Nelson
Precision Digital Negatives

PDNPrint Forum @ Yahoo Groups
Mark Nelson Photography

On Jun 16, 2009, at 11:02:18 PM, "Brian Pawlowski" <beepy@netapp.com> wrote:

> 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...

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