From: Judy Seigel (email@example.com)
Date: 08/14/03-10:39:58 AM Z
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> In the process of looking and touching every brand of papers, I found
> Borden & Riley #234 Paris Bleed Proof Paper for Pens in 11x14 size,
> 108lb. Bright, smooth, almost perfect though it's a bit small and
> thin. I thought it might be useful for emulsion testing (I only do
> silver gelatin process) so I bought it anyway. I soaked a narrow strip
> of this paper in a cup of water for several hours... it's holding up
> pretty well.
> I did search on alt-photo list for last several months worth of my
> personal archive... only a couple of emails really talk about it. But
> since it's previously mentioned, I hope more people tried this
> paper... and also hope to hear what others think about it.
> Do they make this paper in sizes larger than 11x14?
> Do they make this paper in heavier weight?
> Did anyone do chemical assay for wood pulp?
In Post-Factory #8, Larry Watson has a tribute to Bordon & Riley
Bleedproof, of which he got 40 sheets 11x14 inches for $12.95 at his local
art store. It's acid free, non wicking, etc. etc. and "with Ziatype it
prints pretty good." He then describes other attributes, concluding, "if
you're one of those detail-obsessed platinum printers who don't mind an
image on the warm side, try Bleedproof." (P-F #8, page 16)
I myself bought a pad of Bleedproof 16 by 20 inches, used for cyano & VDB,
for which it was excellent. That was several years ago, but I would
assume, since things only get bigger it's still available in that size.
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