RE: Van Dyke Problems & Argyrotype paper

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/12/04-08:26:57 PM Z
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IME, Rives BFK makes a lousy Argyrotype -- flat, muddy, and highlights
that don't clear easily... thus flat amd muddy I guess. Chris, have
you had good success with BFK? If so, what negative process were you
following -- original, enlarged, reversal, or digital?

Also, what I like about Cranes Cover is the big 23X29 sheets that can
be ordered direct from their website and does not have any watermark.
For about $.25 I can have 11.5 X 14.5 inch paper. cheap!



-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Z. Anderson []
Sent: Mon 4/12/2004 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: Van Dyke Problems & Argyrotype paper
Rives BFK, Buxton, Atlantis Silversafe, Canson's Opalux Vellum,
Parchment Wove, 3111 Writing, Kid Finish, Hollingsworth Kent,
Waterford, Somerset, Whatman's Watercolor and that
of a choice for you? :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Krawiec" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 3:47 PM
Subject: Van Dyke Problems & Argyrotype paper

> Firstly, thanks to all that answered my cry for Van
> Dyke help! I finally got something like acceptable
> prints, but had to pull my prints from the fix after
> around 20 seconds (3% solution). I'm not sure if this
> is long enough, but the prints look ok for now...
> I also played around with some argyrotypes and found
> this process to be much nicer. The problem, as
> everyone I'm sure knows, is the paper. I've used Kid
> Finish paper from Bostick & Sullivan which doesn't
> look too bad but is really too thin for my tastes. Can
> anyone recommend any other paper easily available in
> the US?
> Thanks,
> Rob
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