[alt-photo] Re: casein

Christina Anderson zphoto at montana.net
Fri Feb 25 16:43:44 GMT 2011

Thanks for the info!

One casein printer said it was half the gum printing time...

Christina Z. Anderson

On Feb 25, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Keith Gerling wrote:

> I've used the Kremer product and it is cheap and easy.  I have not used it a
> LOT, because I really did not see much advantage of casein over gum, but
> then I admit that I only used it on wood panels, so the "test" was hardly
> extensive.  The results that I got were very interesting and I can certainly
> promise that I will get back to it in the future when it warms up and I can
> haul my lazy self out to Menards for more wood.  At the moment I am printing
> tons of cyanotypes on Masa.  Casein on masa?  That sounds like frustration
> in the making...
> But while we are on the subject, maybe I can ask a couple of questions of
> anybody that has worked with casein.  I believe Loris mentioned that the
> exposure is less than with gum.  Is that the case?  How much less?  Loris??
> Any comment?  In my case, I cut the exposure back by 20% and the prints
> still needed some heavy brushing/rubbing/spraying to clear.  The emulsion
> was rather opaque compared to gum, and the print was rather similar to a
> temperaprint.  Had the print been on paper, I doubt it would have survived.
> So maybe i need to cut the exposure waaaaay back.
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net>wrote:
>> Yup--did...Lukas seems to be one who has done the process extensively, and
>> he was on the list if not still is.
>> Chris
>> Christina Z. Anderson
>> christinaZanderson.com
>> On Feb 25, 2011, at 9:05 AM, Paul Viapiano wrote:
>>> Look at Lukas Werth's prints on Flickr...beautiful and lots of them!
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christina Anderson" <
>> zphoto at montana.net>
>>> To: "Alt List" <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
>>> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 7:48 AM
>>> Subject: [alt-photo] casein
>>>> (whoops, sent this with the wrong email so sending again)
>>>> Good morning!
>>>> So I'm on this casein hunt for one silly reason--I blame it on Sam Wang.
>> Long ago I saw Sam Wang's caseins and thought them beautiful. Four of them
>> are in his book, Sam Wang, Four Decades of Photographic Explorations,
>> another "must-buy" alt book for just the HUGE amount of alt work documented
>> within its pages. Sam's work is very poetic, subtle.
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