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

Peter Friedrichsen pfriedrichsen at sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 13 02:48:04 UTC 2016


OK, seems like plenty to choose from. That list of buffer sensitive 
prints was longer than I would have expected. I will definitively save 
these posts to a file for future reference.
Peter

On 12/09/2016 6:15 PM, Ned Lewis via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> I've seen that site before.  They use the term *calotype* to also describe
> salted paper prints.
>
> ( I use the term *calotype* to refer only to the negative, usually made
> from silver iodide +/- a little bromide, but there was a time when the
> negatives and positives were both colloquially called and sold as
> "calotypes" )
>
> I also use the Crescent unbuffered mat board as the backing and the window
> mat for my salt prints.  I haven't yet framed a calotype, but would use
> unbuffered board for those too if I did.
>
> If you want white, there are only the two choices: "white" and "antique
> white", product numbers are 2295 and 2298 respectively.  My local art store
> can order it for me, at not much more cost than Jerry's.  To my eye, the
> "white" is too bright and looks odd with my prints, but it depends a lot on
> what paper you print on.  Probably best to order both and hold your prints
> up in good light.... the one you end up not using can still be a backing
> board.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Ned
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Greg Franco via Alt-photo-process-list <
> alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>
>> Here's a link to a source I have used before... the second link is
>> information on their site about which processes may benefit from unbuffered
>> mat boards. They only have the unbuffered boards in 4-ply though. I usually
>> buy the blanks and cut them myself but they also have a good variety of
>> pre-cut boards.
>>
>> Greg Franco.
>>
>> http://www.redimat.com/products/museum-precut-matboard.html
>> http://www.redimat.com/articles/buffered_v_unbuffered.html
>>
>>
>>
>>>> On Sep 11, 2016, at 8:24 PM, Peter Friedrichsen via
>>> Alt-photo-process-list
>>> wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know of a supplier of unbuffered matboard for cyanotype
>>> mounts?
>>>> Peter Friedrichsen
>>
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