RE: what I've learned about cyanotype thru PDN

From: trevor cunningham ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/05/05-03:56:59 AM Z
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I'm in Cairo, and things dry almost faster than they get wet here! Anyway, do you think i might be using too much solution in my coating? (i use the classical formula)
by the way, istanbul is a wonderful city

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Hi Trevor,


My drying procedure is as following: I let the paper wait 2-3 minutes until it doesn’t look shiny and then blow cold air (room temperature) around it with a fan for about 15-20mins. I do this the same way both in winter and summer. I live in a humid climate (Istanbul – humidity never goes below 50-60%). I got great blue with both double coated classic cyanotype and single coated new cyanotype. I wash it in tap water.






From: trevor cunningham []
Sent: 05 Haziran 2005 Pazar 12:26
Subject: RE: what I've learned about cyanotype thru PDN


While we're on the subject of cyanotypes and our own curves, all the lit i've read on the subject implies that the paper can be exposed about an hour after coating (or, enough time to dry). I've found that produces washed out images after the bath. But if I let the paper dry overnight, i get a really strong prussian blue color...i even found an old coated and unexposed piece of paper, i may have overexposed it...i lost a lot of detail but it produced a stunningly brilliant blue.



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