RE: Kallitype humidity problems

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/17/05-12:21:41 PM Z
Message-id: <20050717181831.3DD7176F49@spamf4.usask.ca>

Should have read -- doing some research...

I would highly advise a look at Mike's site and to only use Rudiak's work up
as a door stop. The information can lead to problems.

Eric Neilsen Photography
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Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Neilsen [mailto:e.neilsen@worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:48 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: RE: Kallitype humidity problems
>
> I have done Chrysotype printing for several years. I meet with Mike Ware
> when he was in Austin done some research and he was kind enough to give me
> some pointers. I posted several months back that he had updated his web
> site to include printing directions for the process. If things go well,
> I'd
> be looking for a book by Mike on it soon as well.
>
> It is quite important to control your humidity with the process as it will
> effect the print color; as does the clearing agent(S) used, paper, and
> toners if any.
>
>
>
> Eric Neilsen Photography
> 4101 Commerce Street
> Suite 9
> Dallas, TX 75226
> http://e.neilsen.home.att.net
> http://ericneilsenphotography.com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Don Bryant [mailto:dstevenbryant@mindspring.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:48 PM
> > To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> > Subject: RE: Kallitype humidity problems
> >
> > Chris,
> >
> > >
> > > I have not done chrysotype but Don Bryant on this list has.
> >
> > Thanks for the credit but I have not done Chrysotype printing although I
> > said I wanted to. I have all of the chemicals but unfortunately not the
> > time
> > to work with chrysotypes.
> >
> > For a starter for anyone interested in chrysotypes I would suggest a
> > Google
> > search on the word "Chrysotype."
> >
> > Mike Ware's website:
> > http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Prints_of_Gold.html
> >
> > is sure to come up as well as others. His site will have a description
> of
> > the process but unless you are someone that is comfortable with the
> > chemical
> > nomenclature and understand enough chemistry to have ease with reading
> his
> > article the procedures outlined maybe difficult to follow. I exchanged a
> > few
> > e-mails with Dr. Ware a few years ago asking questions about the
> process.
> > Even though his answers were courteous he finally asked that I not e-
> mail
> > him further explaining that he did not intend to tutor me in chemistry;
> > which was fair enough since it was his time. He also wrote that he was
> > working on a chrysotype book, but I have yet to hear that it has been
> > published. Dr. Peter Vail was also working with Ware and at one time had
> > an
> > online gallery and short description of the process, so Google on his
> name
> > too.
> >
> > Finally Tony McLean has an article about Chrysotypes on the Unblinking
> Eye
> > website:
> >
> > http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Gold/gold.html
> >
> > The late John Rudiak also posted an article on his website which is
> still
> > available at:
> >
> > http://johnrudiak.com/a_chrysotype.html
> >
> > Terry King's website has an article titled "Chrysotype Rex" and may be
> > worth
> > reading:
> >
> > http://www.hands-on-pictures.com/html/rexhow.html
> >
> >
> > As for your black specks in your kallitypes, I would speculate that you
> > have
> > metallic silver in your solution so you may want to filter your
> > sensitizer.
> >
> > From my experience recommended papers for this process include
> Stonehenge,
> > Arches Platine, Cot320, Cranes Platinotype, Bienfang and Clear Print
> > Vellums
> > or any paper that usually works well with VDB.
> >
> > Good luck,
> >
> > Don Bryant
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
Received on Sun Jul 17 12:21:43 2005

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