[Alt-photo] To wax or not to wax?

johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 09:08:50 UTC 2017


Hi Rob

Once the excess is wiped off and the print/plate buffed the image is dry. I don’t use heat. 

Best wishes 

John

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> On 6 Dec 2017, at 19:48, Rob via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> 
> Does it dry unaided or do you need to use a hairdryer on it? I’m assuming once applied it doesn’t stay tacky?
> 
> Thanks 
> 
> Rob
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Dec 6, 2017, at 2:32 AM, Brittonie <brittonie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I sometimes use a renaissance wax it can give the illusion of increased d max
>> 
>> Also use with my calotypes. 
>> 
>> Doesn't smell as nice as bees wax and lavender but it's what I hear museums use.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On 6 Dec 2017, at 08:40, Victor Malakhov via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Rob,
>>> 
>>> I sometimes wax my cyanos in order to get glossier, clearer image with
>>> better  micro  contrasts.  There  is  actually no need to increase the
>>> permanence of a cyano, it's long living enough. But still you will get
>>> some  more protection and stability of the surface. The only point you
>>> have  to  consider: the cerate coat will tone your image slightly warm
>>> and  is  quite  prone  to  dust  and other impurities which are flying
>>> around and can be attracted by the coat.
>>> 
>>> I make my cerate for coating by myself, for that you need the best and
>>> clearest beewax (cera), turpentine and damar resin. I can give you the
>>> precise recipe later if you need. Or you can just look it up in one of
>>> the  books  by  Peter  Mrhar,  I  think it was in the book to the salt
>>> prints.
>>> 
>>> The finish mixture is kind of a soft paste, which you can easily apply
>>> to  the picture's surface with a piece of clear cotton cloth formed to
>>> a  ball.  Then  I  polish  it with a second ball or even with a harder
>>> brush - just like you would do it with your shoes :)
>>> 
>>> best,
>>> Victor
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Hi All, 
>>> 
>>>> I was wondering what folks think about waxing prints. Does it make
>>>> a difference to the image either visually or to its permanence? If
>>>> you recommend it, what is your process?
>>> 
>>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>>> Rob
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