RE: POP process

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;>
Date: 11/08/04-08:53:28 AM Z
Message-id: <43462DD94028D9118785000C76ED294C046EF8@EXCHANGE_SERV>

I've been using printing out paper recently making enlarged negatives on my
Epson 2200. I've been exposing via the sun and sometimes with a simple UV
lamp. My exposures in the sun range from 8 minutes to 30 minutes depending
on the sky and clouds. (The lamp exposures are around 30-45 minutes.) I
expose the paper until it's very dark since you lose so much from toning and
fixing. I found that I like both the results of my standard 4x5 negatives
and my digital negatives but I haven't worked out controlling the gold
toning yet. I like the orange rust look of the untoned print more than the
cold toned gray/purple look of the gold toner. I found that 2 minutes in the
gold toner gives me a browner look than five minutes or more, which gives me
a gray/purple look. (It's all explained in the toner directions.) I'm using
the standard gold toner and hypo from Photo Formulary and purchased it along
with 8x10 POP paper from Chicago Albumen. (I have lots of Zone VI hypo
laying around that I never used so I'll use that when this hypo is done.
I'll probably make up my own gold toner later as well.) I read a great
article in a back issue of Post Factory Photography (#6?) about an artist
who has really great images on POP and a special way of toning that results
in a rose colored tone---but I don't have the info here at work. I'll look
for it at home. But printing as big as you're talking about though sounds a
bit scary to me.
In any case, I'm working on printing a bunch of images that I feel lend them
selves to the POP process. POP is a deceptively simple contact printing
technique that I find is just as difficult to create a great image in as any
other photo process. And it's fun.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2004 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: POP process

Hello Shannon,

Thanks so much for responding to my question. You are the only one who
responded Perhaps that means few people use POP paper.

You mentioined Azo paper. From the web, I see that it's a paper Kodak makes
and that it comes in #2 and #3 contrasts. It is glossy?

What can you recall about the problems of exposing the POP paper? I recall
you said that it had been a couple of years since you have used it. And
also, you mentioned that you had problems toning it, What were the

Why did you begin to use the POP paper and what made you stop using it?

I'll be very grateful for your help.

Donna <>
Received on Mon Nov 8 08:53:45 2004

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