Re: Papers for Cyanotype

From: STUART GOLDSTEIN ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/12/04-08:25:13 AM Z
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Some people like the Cranes for PT/PD others hate it.
The wet strength is not as great as other papers.

That said, I have used the Cranes 90# Cover Natural
White (cream color) for PT for 4 years. I'm happy with
it at the 8-1/2 by 11 size. I had problems with wet
strength with the 23 x 29 when processing a 18 x 20
something image.

I bought my paper directly from Cranes. It's not
available at the Crane's store locally. Special
order/specialty item.

Avoid the fluorescent and the bright papers. I was
told by their customer service rep that there are
additives in the paper that may react with the PT/PD
chemistry. Kid and natural white are safe -- at least
when I spoke to Cranes.


--- Ryuji Suzuki <> wrote:

> From: Martin Angerman <>
> Subject: Re: Papers for Cyanotype
> Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 19:57:14 -0700
> > I have unofficially heard that Crane's cover, 90#
> is close to the
> > Platinotype. You can get it at many generic paper
> suppliers. West coast
> > U.S. has a series named Kelly Paper. It was
> ~$20.00 for a pack of 120
> > sheets, 8.5 x 11 inches. It is also available in
> 23 x 29 inches. They have
> > it in several "colors," fluorescent white, natural
> and ivory are common.
> I find the paper weights confusing so I had to look
> this up. According
> to papermaking section of Chicago Manual, Cover
> papers are measured in
> 20x26 size, and 90 pounds is equivalent to 243 grams
> per square meter.
> Does this sound right? If this is real and the paper
> can sustain wet
> processing, I'll give it a try! But please give me a
> bit more of
> confidence before I make a trip to a store (which is
> actually only a
> couple of blocks away).
> --
> Ryuji Suzuki
> "You have to realize that junk is not the problem in
> and of itself.
> Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
> (Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert
> Shelton)

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