Re: my first van dyke!!

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/11/05-10:00:52 AM Z
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I'll "basically" agree with the other comments here. You can use
reasonably bright light when coating most alt processes. I would use
caution with fluorescent or daylight as they have significant UV. It
would depend on how quickly you coat. I have an article and test
procedure for alt process and "safelights" here:

On Oct 10, 2005, at 8:28 PM, Joe Smigiel wrote:

>>>> 10/10/05 8:14 PM >>>
> ...
> Its kinda hard to coat the paper in subdued light or red safelight.
> Any
> good
> tips on how to do that? ...
> Eric.
> Don't worry about it. I've been coating van dyke brown under regular
> daylight fluorescents for years and have never noticed any fogging. I
> coat under fluorescents, dry the paper in the dark using a hair dryer
> (w/o heat), load the print/negative sandwich in the contact frame or UV
> plateburner under fluorescents, and then process under fluorescents,
> all
> without any noticable fog. IME, warnings about safelights with this
> process (and cyanotype, POP, salted paper and gum for that matter) are
> way overblown.
> Run a test if you are skeptical.
> Joe
Received on Tue Oct 11 10:01:47 2005

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