RE: argyrotype paper

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/24/05-09:29:00 PM Z
Message-id: <Pine.NEB.4.63.0507242318380.154@panix2.panix.com>

On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, Don Bryant wrote:
> The heavier papers will delaminate and bubble when wet for lengthy periods
> that one normally has processing and washing prints. Avoid anything heavier
> than 90lb. I discovered this the hard way.

In my experience, papers that "delaminate and bubble" are more than 1 ply,
which is what makes them heavier. For instance it seems that Rising
stopped making their 1-ply Bristol, which some printers swore by for cyano
(I think John Dugdale used to use it), now only making 2-ply, which will
separate in the wash water. They did this in the nasty capitalist manner
(I was told) because the market for 1-ply was too small, possibly because
everyone was using Cranes?

I seem to remember one printer saying she separated it in advance by
soaking, then printing on the outer side, tho it's probably easier to buy
Crane's.

Judy
Received on Sun Jul 24 21:29:14 2005

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