[alt-photo] Re: argyrotype and paper

francis schanberger frangst at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 16:59:47 GMT 2011

Try Coventry Rag Vellum White. Occasionally I have noticed strange circular
variations in the darkest ground that look like they were caused by air
bells but it prints are very nice brown (on the cool side) in VDB.


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net>wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm in the argyrotype unit in class right now. Papers that used to be
> beautiful a number of years back are no longer, but print grey and yukky.
> Weston paper is great, as usual, but those that prefer a white background
> are SOL on that paper. That paper is also excellent for cyanotype. Bienfang
> vellum is good. But Rives BFK and now Stonehenge vellum (surface) are really
> poor. Anyone have any luck with these two papers by acidifying first? Any
> paper recommendations? I'm sad that Rives has changed because it used to
> print so wonderfully bittersweet chocolatey brown.
> I've got Crane's Cover and Arches Platine here to sell to the students but
> honestly, convincing them to pay $8 or $9 for one sheet of paper (Platine)
> is a bit difficult.
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
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francis schanberger


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