>On 25 Nov 97 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm waiting for my first platinum kit from Bostick-Sullivan. I'm
> wondering what kind of brush is best for applying the emulsion. I'm
> goingto make small prints--at least until I get the hang of things,
>and then I'll gradually work my way up to larger prints. Do the glass
> pusherswork well--especially for the larger prints?
Glass rods work very well on smooth (HP) surface papers. Most papers
with more surface texture (CP) are better coated by brush. I think
the best advice is to try different methods to see what you like best.
coated up to 12x20 with a glass rod. Don't expect to get it right
the first time. :-)
As for brushes, I like high quality Japanese hake brushes. 1.5-2 inch
wide for prints up to 5x7, 3 inch wide for prints up to 11x14, and 4
inch wide for larger prints. Watch for sheding hairs. For small
prints, camel hair negative dusting brushes can also be used. For
large prints, high quality house painting brushes work well. High
quality brushes will last a long time. Cheap foam brushes also work
very well and are a good way to start.
Keith Schreiber, Rights and Reproductions
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
PO Box 210103, Tucson AZ 85721-0103
Fon: 520-626-5164 Fax: 520-621-9444