[Alt-photo] paper and UV meters

Christina Z. Anderson christinazanderson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 14:36:17 UTC 2016


WTF??? ANOTHER new paper???
We MUST be in a growing market!
Anne, it didn’t say it was backordered but special order. I will find out I suppose how long it takes to ship. Hope it’s not months!
Chris

On Apr 10, 2016, at 8:28 AM, Jeremy Moore via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

> Chris,
> I saw there will also be a new, light-weight Cot160 version of Cot320 coming out on Bergger's Facebook page. 
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> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 7:23 AM -0700, "Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list" <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
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> Good morning all,
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> Thanks, Jeannie, for your report on new Platine and gum.
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> It’d be great to know what Platine changed in their paper to make it new. 
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> I also found out from Clay about their new light weight Platine which really is intriguing (not for gum of course, unless exposing a one-coat through the back).
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> I wanted to say that HPR must be in stock as I just placed an order with B&H for it and they did NOT charge shipping (free) for the 22x30 pack??! So that is a huge savings for me in MT. When I ordered paper from Daniel Smith shipping was always expensive. It brings the cost per sheet of 22x30 down to $7.98. 
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> In my continuing salted paper “drama” with the three big names, Platine, Bergger, and HPR, I have had no trouble with HPR, no trouble with new Platine, slight trouble with old Platine which is getting used up quickly thank heavens, and much trouble with Bergger, which is frustrating because I know there are bigwig salt printers out there using it, Ellie Young for one.
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> I have always had great luck with Bergger and platinum. Always. My Bergger is several years old so this is all anecdotal but I will no longer use my reserve for salted paper, nor will I use Fabriano Artistico though I know that there are salt printers out there who use both successfully with salt. It’s just not worth it when you do all this work and then there’s a mottle. I have not had a mottle once on Hahnemühle. Not once. I assume (perhaps incorrectly) it is due to its hardness that it doesn’t absorb so differentially at either the salting or sensitizing stage..
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> Who has been doing gum on newer Artistico as of late; is the staining/speckling problem resolved from last summer or was that just a one bad batch deal? My Artistico is all old as I am still using up a stockpile of 250 sheets (which I bought from Jerry’s Artarama when it was majorly on sale).
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> Regarding the UV meter: do NOT drop it as I did on my deck. This week was one of those weeks with little things breaking here and there in my haste to get all things done. LightMeasure is graciously fixing it for free since it is so new and I lost the little green button under my deck. But what I realized from this fiasco is this is a great reason to buy the one with the external probe, because it is much easier to hang a probe on a contact frame than to position the light meter towards the sun in the exact angle as the contact frame.
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> What was so STUPID is I have gotten so used to using it and pumping out salted paper prints quickly (8 min vs 24) that when it broke I thought to myself, guess I won’t be salt printing for a while…completely forgetting that I had a UV box! It was like I had lost my best friend.
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