[Alt-photo] mat boards -any unbuffered boards out there?
pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 12 02:24:54 UTC 2016
Does anyone know of a supplier of unbuffered matboard for cyanotype mounts?
On 30/08/2016 5:12 PM, Henry Rattle via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> Thanks Christina - in fact I didn't get measles on the print - just on me! (What was it you said about the first hot day since Nam?)
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 30 Aug 2016, at 20:43, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> Dear Henry,
>> This is the mat board I use exclusively for all alt work. However, it looks really orangey in the pic on the web! it is actually an off-white.I have tried myriad mat boards and this is the one-size-fits-all.
>> ARTIQUE A4906 Devonshire
>> Henry, I have not been able to replicate the stroke marks or the measles as of late. I have a theory of why they occurred, but ever since I switch brushes and started coating ever so carefully and whisper-brushing the paper, the prints have been great. No issues. No measles. No white streaks. That has been frustrating to not command it at will!
>> The measles (black spots) that are there after exposure have been frequently said to be not enough silver in the literature (different than white measles and not referring to albumen and different than mottling besides!!) . I also wonder if my issue was accidentally doubling my ammonium chloride in the sizing for that batch. Again, since I haven’t seen measles reappear it kind of flummoxed me. But it would stand to reason, if it were not enough silver as the literature says, that there was too much salt/not enough silver coupled with coating issues.
>> I have finished my 170th book and am finally done reading about salt. So I have lots (and lots) to say but this is enough :)
>>> On Aug 29, 2016, at 10:33 AM, Henry Rattle via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>>> Dear List,
>>> I'm looking forward to my copy of Christina's new book (Amazon say September
>>> 6th - not long now!) but meanwhile - following an inspiring visit to the Fox
>>> Talbot exhibition in London - have made my first attempts at salt prints.
>>> Managed to prove Christina right on just about every mistake - I have three
>>> usable prints from 18 tries AND some indelible black measles on my hand!
>>> Coating was a particular problem - the pink/white marks Christina
>>> illustrates in her notes on salt printing were very hard to get rid of, and
>>> in the end I had to resort to double coating. Is it possible that as you
>>> draw the brush across the paper, the silver is precipitated as you go, so
>>> that by the end of the stroke there is little or none left in the solution?
>>> However, got there in the end, mainly using 5x4 film negatives, because my
>>> domestic inkjet printers (Epson 1500W and Canon MG6250) won't produce dense
>>> enough digital negs for salt (though they do fine colorised negs for gum and
>>> Now here's my question: when you frame salt prints, what colour mat do you
>>> With best wishes
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