[alt-photo] Re: canson and cyanotype

John Brewer john at johnbrewerphotography.com
Fri Mar 2 19:22:27 GMT 2012

Oops, just seen that its shipped from the US for £26.....

On 2 March 2012 19:21, John Brewer <john at johnbrewerphotography.com> wrote:

> Thanks Chris, I'll be definitely be trying it. 65LB/96gsm is pretty
> lightweight, how are the prints when dry? Are the fairly flat or easy to
> flatten?  For UK alters it's available on Amazon.co.uk
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canson-Universal-Sketch-Pad-11x14/dp/B005Z3TURQ
> John.
> On 2 March 2012 17:43, Mary <gneissgirl at spamcop.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for this, Chris. I'll be leading a one-day workshop on
>> "scanotypes" in early May at a local printmaking studio here in Boise,
>> Wingtip Press. We'll be scanning stuff, making digital negatives from the
>> scans, and printing cyanotypes. At least that's the plan. Hoping it's not
>> too much for one day....
>> We'll provide various papers and fabrics to print on during the workshop,
>> and participants often ask for suggestions of good papers to use for
>> cyanotype. This sounds like a great option for both in-class and after.
>> Can't beat the price!
>> Thanks again for the tip!
>> Mary
>> On 3/2/2012 8:46 AM, Christina Anderson wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Still testing papers for cyanotype, 8 more yesterday with another 8 or
>>> so to go, but I found one which is an absolute must for teaching because of
>>> its cost, URL below. It is available at Freestyle for--get this--$9 for 100
>>> sheets (plus shipping) for 11x14. It is quite white, quite smooth, prints
>>> cyanotype very well, Traditional formula 1:1 is about a 7.5 to a 9.5 minute
>>> exposure time if under a Pictorico negative. Temp in darkroom 72, humidity
>>> 30%.
>>> It is apparently Crob Art (?) in Europe so altees there would already
>>> know about it under a different name.
>>> http://freestylephoto.biz/**702193-Canson-Universal-**
>>> Sketch-Pad-Uncoated-Paper-for-**Alternative-Process<http://freestylephoto.biz/702193-Canson-Universal-Sketch-Pad-Uncoated-Paper-for-Alternative-Process>
>>> I usually have them start on Weston for cyanotype because it is so cheap
>>> and really a nice paper for its cost (hard to do a two layer process
>>> though), somewhere around $2 for a very large sheet over 22x30. So you
>>> understand why I am excited about the above. Heck, I could sport for a $10
>>> pad for the entire class and each student could do 5 prints for around 50
>>> cents!
>>> It is very thin so I was skeptical, but is actually quite sturdy when
>>> dry.
>>> I will be testing it as well with argyrotype and pt/pd but that is down
>>> the road. If it works for those processes, then I can see requiring one pad
>>> for each student for the semester, but we'll see...anyone already use it
>>> for these processes?
>>> Also, tested Canson Opalux Vellum also from Freestyle now, and that
>>> would be about a 6 minute exposure time, same everything Traditional. It is
>>> a VERY thick vellum, about twice as thick as a Vidalon. See thru. Quite
>>> translucent as you can read text through it except through darkest cyano
>>> steps.
>>> Disclaimer: I am on the Freestyle Educational Advisory Board but in no
>>> way do I get paid or get kickbacks or whatever. But I sure do get excited
>>> when they decide to carry alt supplies...
>>> Chris
>>> Christina Z. Anderson
>>> christinaZanderson.com
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