From: clay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 01/14/02-10:05:06 AM Z
>I want to try other papers that would be successful with palladium. Could I
Rougher texture than platine. Be sure and pre-coat with 1% oxalic and allow
to dry before coating. Pre-shrink if doing any further processes that
require registration. Nice tones and good D-max with the OxA precoat. Maybe
a little lower contrast than Platine. This seems to work better with a brush
because of the texture. I would also recommend using a fan to dry it. I've
had clearing problems with this and Platine by allowing it to just air dry
without moving air. But don't use heat! Heat up the Potassium Oxalate to
about 130-140 degrees for some nice warm tones.
>Rising Drawing Bristol Plate
Nice paper. The paper base is a little warmer than Platine. I like it for
smaller prints because it seems to handle detail well if you get the
hot-press finish. I use a fan to air-dry without heat. OxA doesn't seem to
be necessary, but probably won't hurt either. I occasionally have gotten
better Dmax with double coating. I like the 1 ply better than the 2ply
because it seems to clear easier. I've coated both with rods and brushes.
Either works well.
>Strathmore 500 Bristol Plate
??? no experience with this one
>Twinrocker Print (Took a risk on this one)
Double coating is definitely helpful with this one. It also seems to be
slower in printing speed than most other papers. I needed about 30-50% more
exposure. I tried about 6 prints with this and was underwhelmed. Maybe
someone else can suggest some great tricks to make this paper really sing. I
sure don't have it figured out. Seems to work better with a brush by the
As long as you are experimenting, I suggest you try Lenox too. It is a very
nice paper with smooth tones. Oxalic Acid precoat is okay, but not
necessary. I use both brush and rods on this one.
>Any experiences would be helpful to my work and especially about grain,
>contrast, your method of application.
>Additionally, is there any way of reducing the buffers in papers prior to
>sensitizing that could be problematic?
I've found that the 1% Oxalic Acid precoat will never hurt, and in many
cases helps all my papers. I've noticed Platine to be definitely warmer in
tone after pre-coating it with OxA. I usually do a bunch of sheets the night
before and just allow it to airdry.
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