[Alt-photo] Re: new member and a question

Bob Cornelis bob at colorfolio.com
Tue Dec 17 00:56:55 UTC 2013


Thanks for the info - fortunately it turns out my local art supply store stocks the 86 gsm variety! I'll report back on my results and impressions vs cot320.


On Dec 14, 2013, at 8:26 AM, Loris Medici wrote:

> Welcome Bob,
> ​​
> ​I only know one Masa paper (could be minute differences between batches,
> I've used three different batches up to date...) and the package states 86
> gsm. In various websites I see weight figures such as 70 gsm, 77 gsm and
> 43lb (not sure how that translates; if it's the weight for 500 imperial
> size - 22x30" - sheets, that would be equivalent to ~ 92 gsm...)  I think
> you'll be fine with the heaviest you can find. 70 gsm is significantly
> thinner than the 86 gsm I have on hands!!!
> You can use both sides. Naturally, the smooth side will give better image
> definition...
> Regards,
> Loris.
> 2013/12/13 Bob Cornelis <bob at colorfolio.com>
>> ​...
> I've been using cot320 so far for my palladium prints and like it a lot but
>> it is hard to find in stock and, of course, expensive. Been following with
>> interest the discussion of Masa paper - my wife is a painter and uses it
>> all the time. A friend who has tried it for pt/pd printing says there are
>> different kinds and he has not had success with them. So I'm curious to
>> find out from those recommending it where they purchased theirs and/or what
>> kind of Masa paper it is. Also, do you print on the smooth or rough side?
>> Also looking for suggestions for best papers for cyanotype - I've used
>> cot320, rives bfk a little and have crane platinotype on order. Other
>> suggestions?
>> ​​
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