Re: salt prints - at last!

From: Richard Knoppow ^lt;>
Date: 11/08/05-10:55:49 PM Z
Message-id: <001d01c5e4e9$e05aff20$dbf75142@VALUED20606295>

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From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <>
To: "Alt List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: salt prints - at last!

> Judy,
> These are really nice. Also, good website. So nice that
> your learning curve ended in success.
> I, like you, had a learning curve when going to salt,
> because it is not like a lot of the rest of the processes
> where room light is fine and the rinse and clear are not
> so crucial--salt is very susceptible to fogging. I now,
> if I salt print, do so at night and don't have any light
> source in the room (my room is not light tight) and I make
> sure to rinse for 10 minutes first, in the dark, and then
> fix for a good long time, too. Then my contrast is nice
> and punchy. The other thing that amazes me is I can get
> close to 31 steps on a step tablet with salt, when i am
> used to only half that with other processes like cyanotype
> and gum. It's quite sensitive, and quite tonal. And it
> stains my sink...gum seems like a breeze by comparison
> except you have three layers, not one.
> Chris

   Is it fogged by common red or amber safelights?

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Received on Tue Nov 8 22:56:12 2005

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