[alt-photo] Re: argyrotype and paper

Christina Anderson zphoto at montana.net
Thu Feb 10 17:06:04 GMT 2011

Is this paper also good for platinum perchance? Then I can order a larger quantity as we move on to platinum next.

Christina Z. Anderson

On Feb 10, 2011, at 9:59 AM, francis schanberger wrote:

> 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.
> -francis
> 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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