From: Ed Buffaloe (EdBuffaloe@UnblinkingEye.Com)
Date: 02/14/03-08:44:48 PM Z
I use a homemade light box for salt paper printing, with exposure times
ranging from 10 minutes to 1 hour. My favorite paper is Stonehenge. I have
some exotic formulae posted at
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From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 4:14 PM
Subject: salt print questions
> For all you salt print aficionados:
> 1. Is ossein gelatin better in any way than Knox?
> 2. Do those of you who do this process use a 5% or 10% fixing bath? One
> two baths?
> 3. Do you overexpose it 2 stops to account for lightening in the
> fixing/washing steps, or more (this equals 4 steps on a Stouffer's,
> 4. Does a gelatin/salt coating produce warmer or colder tones? Reilly
> warmer/redder but it seems other sources say colder.
> 5. Anyone use a regular Edwards light box with salt? Is it too slow?
> 6. Anyone try printing toward the sun with tissue paper diffusion to
> increase contrast? Why technically does the sun produce the lowest
> contrast--caillier effect?
> 7. What's your favorite paper?
> Whew! I think that about does it for the moment.
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