Re: Want more glow in Pt/Pd

From: John Cremati ^lt;>
Date: 11/10/04-05:48:45 AM Z
Message-id: <000801c4c71b$3cb425a0$29a551d1@k1t0l0>

Have you tried sizing the print and then drying as a Ferrotype?

John Cremati.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandy King" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:21 AM
Subject: Want more glow in Pt/Pd

> Wet Pt./Pd print (and VDBs and kallitypes as well) have a wonderful
> look when wet, but on dry down, even with appropriate exposure
> compensation, they look rather flat, especially when compared to
> prints with other processes that have some sheen, such as gums,
> carbons, etc.
> I have tried various things to recapture the *wet* look of Pt./Pd.
> prints, including spray coatings with Crystal Clear Acrylic, surface
> coating with Gamblin and Renaissance Wax, soaking in Liquitex Acrylic
> Gloss Medium, etc. but the results with these products, though they
> give a little snap to the print, fall short of what I would like to
> see.
> Any ideas for a more aggressive approach that might increase the glow
> and snap of dry Pt./Pd. prints? Has anyone tried soaking a completed
> print in gelatin, or coating it with another colloid such as gum
> arabic? Other suggestions?
> Sandy
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