[Alt-photo] Re: Papers for Palladium

Diana Bloomfield dlhbloomfield at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 04:11:33 UTC 2013

Hey Catharine,

Just a follow-up here-- I  did see Bob's prints-- and they really are spectacular in every way.  But for some reason, the last several batches (and I bought from different places and at different sizes) of COT320 I purchased all had problems.  I have a friend here who prints pt/pd as well, and I told him not to get the COT320 because of these issues, but he did-- and he had some of the same problems I did.  So I lent him some of my Revere, and he was as blown away by the results as I am.  So-- I don't know-- for some reason, we were just getting bad paper here-- but I'd encourage you to try the Revere.  The only issue I ever had with Arches, which I also like, is that it always seemed to encourage those tiny little black specks.  I've had no problems with Revere at all-- just beautiful paper for pt/pd.


On Nov 3, 2013, at 9:20 PM, bobkiss @caribsurf.com wrote:

>     I have used COT 320 for over a decade for pt/pd printing (mostly
> palladium) and achieve excellent Dmax.  Whoever told you that it doesn't
> give good Dmax simply isn't using it correctly.  The only issues I had with
> COT 320 were supply issues and those were resolved.  There was one package
> a while back that seemed to have streaks but I never saw that before and
> have not seen it since so I continue to print with COT 320 with excellent
> results.
>     Julia Cart and Diana Bloomfield (both on this list) have seen my pt/pd
> prints and will, I believe, confirm that I get good Dmax and nice tonal
> range.
>     The world of pt/pd seems to be divided into two rival camps; the COT
> 320 and the Arches Platine camps, both of whom claim that their paper is
> best for pt/pd printing.  If you are having problems with both of these
> highly regarded papers I am sorry to say that you may have a problem with
> your procedure and process.  Perhaps you should share your process with one
> of the pt/pd gurus (Dick Arentz, Eric Neilsen, and many others) and see if
> they can help.  Many of them read this list.
>                CHEERS!
>                         BOB
> On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Catherine Costolo <mikes1mom at comcast.net>wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I have used both Cot 320 and Arches Platine but have not had much success
>> with them. Also I was told that Cot 320 does not give good dmax.
>> Any suggestions for a paper I might try? Has anyone tried the Revere paper
>> from Legion?
>> Thanks.
>> Catherine
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