Re: success!

From: epona ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/09/04-10:46:00 AM Z
Message-id: <4DF7CD09-42C3-11D8-A4E3-0003939848EC@napc.com>

Hi Darryl,

So you primarily use Crane's? Interesting. Maybe I got a bad batch.
Or it's too dry here. Or I'm using too much Tween. The Tween I was
given by a photographer friend is a very thick substance. Perhaps I
should be diluting it before I measure out the 1 cc for the sensitizer?
  Can you expound on what the visual effects of too much/too little
Tween would be?

Thanks!
Christine

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"Crazy" is a term of art: "Insane" is a term of Law. Remember that, and
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On Jan 9, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Baird, Darryl wrote:

> 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.
>
> Darryl
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: epona [mailto:acolyta@napc.com]
> Sent: Fri 1/9/2004 11:20 AM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> 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
> is
> 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
> in
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Christine
>
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> "Crazy" is a term of art: "Insane" is a term of Law. Remember that,
> and
> you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
> ~ Hunter S. Thompson
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