From: Steve Shapiro (email@example.com)
Date: 06/20/00-11:12:32 PM Z
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From: "Sil Horwitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Salted Paper
> At 2000/06/20 10:34 PM -0400, Sandy King wrote:
> >I am interested in experimenting with salted paper. If anyone on the list
> >is currently working with this process I would appreciate advice as to:
> >1) best paper;
> I use Crane cover ("Platino" - is what some dealers call it). Actually,
> salt prints, you can use any good gelatin sized bond paper, too, but I
> the heavier substance.
> >2) optimum salting formula, and method of salting;
> Not critical. I use ammonium chloride, but sodium chloride or potassium
> chloride are OK, too. I just happened to have some amm.chloride that I
> didn't have any bad impurities (like iron compounds, sometimes found in
> salt, often recommended). I usually add about 5g of 200 grade gelatin, but
> it's not necessary - I do it to give some body.
> >3) best sensitizing emulsion for the above.
> Also not critical. I use plain 10% silver nitrate, but any formula works,
> and you can experiment to find out what works best for you. (Not an
> "emulsion" - just "sensitizer".) Some workers add a trace of acid which
> they claim aids in storage; I don't keep it that long, so don't know.
> >I have already consulted Reilly, Crawford, Farber and Webb/Reed but am
> >looking for some advice based on specific and individual experience.
> This is so simple and forgiving a process that it is my favorite when I
> want to "indoctrinate" non-alt people! I do add a gold chloride step
> between the wash and the fix. Greatly improves the color, and assists in
> permanence, as well. Webb/Reed (and the others, as well) has a fine
> Sil Horwitz, FPSA
... and what's the best fixer?
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