Albumen Printing... Questions of my own.

From: David J. Greiner Jr. ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/08/04-09:45:55 PM Z
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Hello all,

My experiences thus far with albumen have been small. I've tried it a
few times, simply because most recipes I found recommended a 12%
solution, which is the same strength used in the vandyke formula I'm
using. I first tried brushing the solution on and the results were
great, so I've never bothered with tray sensitizing. Most instructions
seem to either recommend one or the other, without any explanation of
the difference. So I guess my first question would be, other than
evenness of the coating, is their any other differences between the
coating methods? My only other question at the immediate moment is how
long does paper coated with album (but not sensitized) last?



Eric Nelson wrote:

>yes i have. i've never tried brush sensitization.
>reilly mentions concentrations ranging from 10-12% for
>albumen, so your mileage may vary as well.
>your gold toner concentrations can negatively affect
>the print as well. too much can give a blotchy green
>effect. getting the right pH is important as well.
Received on Sun Feb 8 21:45:22 2004

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