Re: Albumen Printing... Questions of my own.

From: Adam. Waterson ^lt;>
Date: 02/08/04-11:22:26 PM Z
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The coated paper is better the longer you don't use it. Put it in a
paper box and throw it in your freezer if you have room, it gets a lot
better after 6 months. The paper box just keeps the moisture from
really condensating in the paper.

Or store it in a cool dark place and it'll definitely get better with
age. Also store your unused liquid albumen, the pH drops as the eggs
ferment and it gets better with age. Just like good wine. :)


On Feb 8, 2004, at 10:45 PM, David J. Greiner Jr. wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks,
> -David-
> 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.
>> Eric
Received on Sun Feb 8 23:22:33 2004

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