RE: ARCHES PLATINE

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;e.neilsen@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 06/08/05-11:32:52 AM Z
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: BOB KISS [mailto:bobkiss@caribsurf.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:51 AM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: ARCHES PLATINE
>
> DEAR CHRISTINA AND LIST,
> I think this may be a very na´ve question: Where can I find Arches
> Platine? Does it go by another name? I checked Jerry's Artorama, Art
> Express, and even the Bostic & Sullivan sites but no luck. Please advise.
> I fear that this question has been asked many times so feel free to
> respond
> off list.
> CHEERS!
> BOB
>
> Please check my website: http://www.bobkiss.com/
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christina Z. Anderson [mailto:zphoto@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 9:30 AM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: Re: I'll never double coat cyano again -- was what I've learned
> about cyanotype thru PDN
>
> Roman (and Charles et al),
>
> Three questions: is cyanotype ultimately only capable of 5-6 stops? And,
> if you double coat, how much more time do you need for exposure generally?
> And have you single or double coated with 2A:1B and how is that?
>
> What is fascinating to me about the PDN system is on the tonal palette
> that
> you get on the disk, the square 101 step one, on one side of it there is a
> step wedge and on another there is a step gradient. Therefore, every time
> you print your tonal palette (that you have colorized with the color you
> have chosen for the process and paper) you can check by those mini step
> wedges how many tones you can get with your "digital" step wedge, if you
> will.
>
> On Arches Platine, I get, with the color I have chosen, 11 steps on that
> wedge of different tones **before** applying a curve. After applying the
> curve, I get 21 steps of different tones.
>
> I'm only using a 6 minute exposure time under UV for that on Arches
> Platine.
> I am wondering if Charles' problem is his paper being not only slower but
> higher contrast as well. Ohhh, tho, I use 2A:1B so it is faster, maybe.
> I'm
> tellin' ya, Charles, go buy some Platine. I got another woman offlist to
> switch her testing to Platine and both of us feel we have died and gone to
> heaven with that paper. Except for its price. But at least it is not as
> bad as Buxton which is my next testing paper. Anyway, it produces deep,
> rich thalo blues.
> Chris
>
> > You have done a very nice work.
> > I just don't agree with your conclusions. From your scanned 6 pairs I
> > think you can see that double coat gives you higher Dmax and less
> > sensitivity (longer exposure times!).
> > I think your Double 22 min still is underexposed.
> > I think for cyano your tonal range is to short - you should be able to
> > print at least 10 - 12 step.
> > please correct me if Im wrong!
> > Roman
Received on Wed Jun 8 11:32:59 2005

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