[Alt-photo] New Platine

Marek Matusz marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 23 15:31:48 UTC 2016

I got it at Talas and it has all the markings of "new" platine.  Thanks for a tip from Diane as she apparently researched this. Came packed very well. 

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> On Mar 23, 2016, at 10:03 AM, Dan Yeager via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Marek, any info on the new paper?
> Thanks,  Dan
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:17 PM, Marek Matusz via Alt-photo-process-list <
> alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> I got hold of a new Platine and indeed it is great for palladium printing.
>> It coats very nicely and evenly. Clears well. I measured shrinkage
>> resulting from a simple water presoak and it is about 1/16" across the
>> whole sheet in both directions, so actually almost non-existent. I actually
>> liked presoaked version better for palladium, looks like it is just a bit
>> darker. WHat was totally disappointed is the argyrotype. I got such a
>> beautiful image out of exposure box on this paper and then it just washed
>> away during development resulting in a very pale and poor image. The paper
>> simply does not absorb argyrotype solution. Both straight paper and water
>> presoaked. I also noticed that the back side is rougher then front, so I
>> tried coating back and it gives a better image, but not quite good enough.
>> Anybody else tried it for other iron based processes??
>> Marek Matusz
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