[Alt-photo] Re: buffer free paper

Loris Medici mail at loris.medici.name
Tue Dec 10 14:23:00 UTC 2013

Plus it gave me the best dmax I've got ever (with pt/pd and argyrotype).
Makes images on COT320 look weak. (Which aren't at all actually, I happen
to like that paper very much too...)


2013/12/10 Loris Medici <mail at loris.medici.name>

> Hi Diana,
> One good thing about Masa's thinness is the fact that it clears incredibly
> fast and well.
> Regards,
> Loris.
> 2013/12/10 Diana Bloomfield <dlhbloomfield at gmail.com>
>> 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. :)
>> Diana
>> 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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