Re: Paper sizing

From: Alex Chater ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/09/05-01:48:34 AM Z
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I run cyanotype as a standard process in the print department. The base that
we use is just standard ticket card. There is hardly any size in it, the
liquid is readily absorbed into the card,it dries quickly and you get a
reasonable blue. May not be the best but when you are being introduced to
the process on mass it is sufficient to achieve the aim of the class.
Incidentally it also works fine for Vandyke prints. Those that want to go
further can be introduced to the more appropriate substrate.


>From: Barry Kleider <>
>Subject: Paper sizing
>Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2005, 5:49 AM

> Janet,
> I'm in the final stages of assembling supplies for my cyanotype class (!)
> The chemistry teacher and I are meeting next week to do a run-through to
> see how the process works, and I'm pretty jazzed.
> Minnesota has a really great cyanotype collection - the Bosse prints --
> here in town, and that should be a fun field trip.
> Here's a (hopefully) quick question:
> I was out looking at paper stock today... Though the guy I was talking to
> used to be a photographer, and he's their guy when it comes to real
> questions about paper, he was pretty clueless about what to recommend for
> my students.
> I'm obviously NOT about to spend megabucks on Aquarelle or some other
> high-end paper so they can do their first cyanos.... At the same time, I
> don't want to make them work on used newsprint.
> Do you have a recomendation for a decent quality student-grade paper? I was
> looking at 90# and 140# Canson Montoval. Are those acceptable? (Do I need
> to think about things like paper sizing?) I've followed the paper thread
> (sort of) just enough to know there are an amazing number of things in the
> world that I've never even paid the least bit of attention to...
> Thanks for all your help with this project!
> Barry
Received on Wed Nov 9 01:49:58 2005

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