[Alt-photo] mat boards -any unbuffered boards out there?

Peter Friedrichsen pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 12 14:27:23 UTC 2016


Thanks Keith and Francis. I now have two resources to pull from so that 
should do it.

Peter Friedrichsen
On 11/09/2016 11:23 PM, francis schanberger via Alt-photo-process-list 
wrote:
> Archival Methods. They are extremely helpful and knowledgable. you may have
> to talk to them about unbuffered materials over the phone. They
> occasionally supply the Eastman House / Rochester Museum.
>
> -francis
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 11:03 PM, Keith Schreiber via
> Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Here's one:
>> http://www.universityproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_list&c=
>> 839&primary=1&parentId=&navTree[]=1257&navTree[]=1292&
>> navTree[]=1454&navTree[]=839
>>
>> Keith Schreiber
>> jkschreiber.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Sep 11, 2016, at 8:24 PM, Peter Friedrichsen via
>> Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a supplier of unbuffered matboard for cyanotype
>> mounts?
>>> Peter Friedrichsen
>>>
>>> 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?)
>>>> Henry
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>> http://mattesandmore.com/matting/matboard/lines/artique
>>>>>
>>>>> 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 :)
>>>>> Chris
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> cyanotype).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now here's my question: when you frame salt prints, what colour mat
>> do you
>>>>>> use?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> With best wishes
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Henry
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> O
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