RE: success!

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/09/04-10:22:58 AM Z
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that's good news...

In my paper tests, BFK fared poorly with Argyro. Some of the best
prints I made during that summer were on Arches Platine, but that
paper is too expensive for my everyday use. If I was doing a large and
important exhibition I'd seriously consider it... but that's me.


-----Original Message-----
From: epona []
Sent: Fri 1/9/2004 11:20 AM
Cc: epona
Subject: success!
I have found the holy grail of papers and it's name is Buxton.

This paper is simply luscious, the fine silk of the paper world. It
white and a little on the delicate-thin side, with some tooth. I
received some in the mail last night and made a quick test print. I
won't say it's solved all my problems, only prozac could do that, :)
but the coating of sensitizer is visibly smoother. My Dmax is a rich

chocolate brown (yummy), and my exposure time was cut in half! There

is a very tiny amount of the bronzing we've been discussing on the
edges where the sensitizer was thinly coated. I read in Dick Stevens'

tome on Kallitype last night he attributes this to not enough silver
the sensitizer! But after reading Mark Nelson's account, I think I'll

start by adding a humidifier. I'll let you know if that helps.

I also purchased some Rives BFK today and will test that as well.
Thanks so much everyone for all your advice; you've been a boon.


"Crazy" is a term of art: "Insane" is a term of Law. Remember that,
you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
      ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Received on Fri Jan 9 10:29:08 2004

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