[alt-photo] Re: EBS - Update

Paul Viapiano viapiano at pacbell.net
Tue Aug 17 15:35:26 GMT 2010

Glad to hear you nailed it down but it is so discouraging to have that 

I've read that Stonehenge doesn't need an acid pretreatment...maybe others 
can verify that.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D. Mark Andrews" <mark at dragonbones.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:18 AM
Subject: [alt-photo] EBS - Update

> Appreciate all the feedback regarding evil black spots and arches platine.
> While looking for some Somerset Satin in my studio I found another batch 
> of
> platine which printed without EBSs so as suspected, it is a problem with 
> the
> paper. But I've decided to ban this paper for the most part from my work.
> Looking at the dry-down from the day before yielded 20 wonderful prints, 
> 13
> with evil black spots. What a waste!
> Marek, great suggestion, I actually picked up some Rising Stonehenge from 
> my
> local art store yesterday. Haven't tried it yet, but the smooth surface
> feels similar to the platine and it is a similar color so I'm hoping for 
> the
> best. I'm also going to order some Somerset Satin.
> While looking for paper I can across three sheets of a warmer, thinner 
> paper
> that I had ordered which I can't identify. I've sent a piece to Kerik in
> hopes that he can since it had a post-it note saying Kerik likes this 
> paper.
> No watermark. I did a couple of quick test prints and really liked it, but
> haven't seen them dry.
> Since the pt/pd solution becomes one with the fibers I don't think you 
> could
> remove the EBSs without destroying the print, but I could be wrong.
> Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:18:56 +0000
> From: Marek Matusz <marekmatusz at hotmail.com>
> To: alt photo <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
> Subject: [alt-photo] Re: Evil Black Spots on Arches Platine
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> Mark,
> Rising Stonehenge is another paper that prints very well in palladium. The
> paper is not very expensive so you might give it a try. Finished prints 
> will
> have some texture, which you might or might not like.
> My supply is from two or three years ago and I do not know what the
> "current" production looks like.
> Marek
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