Re: Best way to buy Platino-Palladiotype chemicals

From: Jeff Dilcher ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/02/04-12:51:26 PM Z
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Thanks, as always for the comments! I'll get busy checking out
some of the sources you mentioned. I'm also glad to know about
that method of adding the Na2- might be worth learning about up
front! I hadn't heard of the Artcraft company- I'll check it
out. I was thinking that maybe a supplier who doesn't sell
exclusively for a specialty market might have cheaper prices,
at least for the more expensive materials. Maybe not, though!

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 02:40:44PM -0400, Sandy King wrote:
> Mike Ware is a very authoritative source.
> However, you might also want to look at a few other sources. I
> suggest you start with the excellent reference site provided by Jeff
> Mathias, at
> You might also want to obtain a copy of Th New Platinum Print by
> Richard Sullivan and Carl Weese and Dick Arentz' Platinum and
> Palladium Printing.
> In addition to Bostick and Sullivan and Photograhers Formulary there
> is also Artcraft Chemicals. You can check prices for all three
> sources at on-line web sites.
> Many Pt./Pd. printers are using a fairly new system of contrast
> control that may not be described on Mike Ware's site. This system is
> based on the addition of small amounts of Na2 (Sodium
> chloroplatinate) to a basic sensitizer of ferric oxalate and
> palladium chloride. You can find some working instructions for using
> the Na2 method at Dick Arentz' web site. Eric Neilsen, who is often
> on the list, uses another method of contrast control and may comment
> on that in due course.
> Hope this helps.
> Sandy King
> >Hello,
> >
> >I have decided to jump into working in the Platino-Palladiotype process,
> >after doing some research and reading from various sources.
> >
> >I have been studying an online guide authored by Dr. Mike Ware, which
> >seems to be very well written.
> >
> >
> >
> >He mentions needing the following materials:
> >
> >Ammonium Iron(III) Oxalate 30g
> >Ammonium Tetrachloroplatinate(II) 5g
> >Ammonium Chloride 1.8g
> >Palladium(II) Chloride 3g
> >
> >for making up the sensitizing solution.
> >
> >Here are my questions:
> >
> >Is there a concensus for a source for these materials at a competitive
> >price?
> >Do I save much by mixing myself as opposed to trying one of the "kits"
> >offered
> >by Bostick & Sullivan or Photo formulary?
> >
> >Does anyone, who is familar with the article I referred to, have any
> >caveats
> >they can think of, considering I might be using this article as a guide?
> >
> >I am reasonably methodical, and hope to minimize as many beginner mistakes
> >as possible.
> >
> >Thanks in advance for your comments!
> >
> >-Jeff
Received on Mon Aug 2 12:51:35 2004

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