Re: Kallitype Recipes

From: Dennis Moser ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/28/05-05:14:42 AM Z
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I have what may seem a really dumb question that I need to ask. I was
prompted, by your posting below, to read your article and was so taken
by it that I read the entire thing whilst having my breakfast tea BEFORE
reading the papers.

But I found myself asking a question: since the kallitype is a high
UV-sensitive process, how much of this can be done in
low-light/daylight? I was concerned about being able to evaluate coating
coverage, stain clearing during development, etc.,

I've done a fair bit of silver POP and recently discovered the Chicago
Albumen Works papers, so after reading your article about kallitypes,
I'm thinking this might be a good process for me.

Thanks for your time,

Dennis Moser

sanking@CLEMSON.EDU wrote:
>>Is kallitype as hard as it looks? I wanted to try kallitype and the more I
>>read the more variations in the recipe I've found. Maddening. Why so many
>>variations? Is there a simple starting point someone could give a
> Let me suggest that you have a look at my article on kallitype at
> One of the main things I have tried to do with kallitype printing are, 1)
> simplify the process by limiting the variables, and 2) develop for
> permanence, which dictates toning.
> If you process for permanence kallitype is no more complicated than
> vandyke, but it is a lot more flexible because there is a very simple
> system for controlling contrast in kallitype while in VDB you have
> virtually no control. Very important difference if you print from
> in-camera negatives. Also, it is much easier to obtain rich Dmax with
> kallitype than VDB.
> Sandy

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