[Alt-photo] Re: buffer free paper

Diana Bloomfield dlhbloomfield at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 14:17:03 UTC 2013

Yes-- I can't say enough good things about the Revere.  I've also used Masa, which works well for gum and cyanotype.  I've never used it for pt/pd.  I'll try it.   Like Loris said, it is very smooth (and very thin), inexpensive, and worked fine.  The only negative thing I can say about Masa is the relative thinness, and I felt the colors in my gum prints were actually a little too vivid and too bright for me.  That might be a positive for some, but because of the bright white base, I guess, everything was just too vivid-- too much.  Not really a negative, I guess, but it was for me. :)


On Dec 10, 2013, at 7:08 AM, Loris Medici wrote:

> Peter,
> If a thin paper (70-80 gsm, but very strong up to 11x14" image size...)
> won't put you off, Masa paper works *very nice* with *all* the iron (new
> and trad. cyanotype, pt/pd...) and iron-silver (argyrotype, vandyke...)
> processes. It's a very bright paper with a very smooth surface, and a
> single 21x31" sheet cost only around USD 1.30-1.35. (I remember it was
> 0.70/sheet once, I guess the price went up with increasing demand...)
> Regards,
> Loris.
> 2013/12/10 Peter Friedrichsen <pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca>
>> Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on unbuffered paper for platinum
>> and cyanotype processes. I do not want to do the acidification step to
>> remove buffers at this point. Any suggestions? If you live in the Toronto
>> area and know who stocks it even better as I am a bit pressed for time.
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