Re: what I've learned about cyanotype thru PDN

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/10/05-08:17:11 AM Z
Message-id: <003d01c56dc7$19ff7a20$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>


I wish you would buy just one sheet of Platine from D. Smith--it's about
$4.70 for a 22x30, which is not out of sight.

 Because this is my question: with the right paper, and the right curve,
why would you need to double coat? A lot of that namby pamby grey blue
washed out look I see with cyanotype I wonder is because of paper choice and
not using a proper curve, not because of single or double coating.

My deepest blue on Platine doesn't need to get any darker, but maybe I'm
just looking for what I might term a "convincing" dark blue and not the
darkest one available. I am by no means a cyano expert, only desiring to
get a proper curve for it for tricolor gum.

I suppose we could not answer that question unless we all brought prints to
APIS (which I will) and compare.

But I am so thrilled you did these tests and posted them online!!
PS when I print on Platine, in case you do, I print on the smoother side,
which may even be the side is a tad more textured.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ryberg" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: what I've learned about cyanotype thru PDN

> I've always used cyanotype at 1:1 and always double coated. These
> recent comments led me to test single coating and the 2:1 ratio. I have
> concluded that though each of the four posibilities would require its own
> curve (my tests were all done with a curve I made for 1:1 double coating)
> each would probably make excellent prints.
> I'm going to do a new curve for 1:1 single coating and will let you
> know
> of my results.
> You can view the test I did here
> WARNING I know even less about HTML than I do about alt photography so
> this page is not yet optomized for speed. If you have a dial-up
> connection
> it probably will be too slow for you, though I would appreciate it if
> someone would tell me how slow it is--not to the second how much of the
> page
> loaded in the first minute or some such comment.
> Charles Portland Or
Received on Fri Jun 10 08:17:27 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 07/07/05-11:30:54 AM Z CST