[Alt-photo] paper for cyanotype (again)

Christina Z. Anderson christinazanderson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 23:39:23 UTC 2017

I felt the same way and wasn’t going to go back to Twinrocker, as I had these two sheets here from years ago that were way too textured and heavy. But when I went to their website I saw they make tons of different papers (in hot, cold, and both) and so I ordered a sampler. Perhaps this will exonerate them in my eyes :)
Keith, I am very careful to specify paper exactly. For instance, I have been measuring 5 ESes per paper (no, vinegar, citric, hydrochloric, and sulfamic acid development) and charting the results and you take an Arches Aquarelle cold press and it will differ from an Arches Aquarelle hot press, or even natural white to cream, etc. etc.
But the Twinrocker paper I had, the coating solution shot right through to the back so badly I chucked it. It was actually kind of shocking because it is so thick. I’ve tested lots of unsized paper, Japanese paper, printmaking paper, and I haven’t seen that kind of issue on a paper this thick. Can’t wait to see the new stuff.

Christina Z. Anderson

> On Dec 13, 2017, at 2:12 PM, Siegfried Rempel <siegfriedrempel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I looked at their papers years ago and found they had too much surface texture for my taste.
> Siegfried
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org <mailto:alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I talked with Twinrocker’s owner today about their papers, and he told me that none of them have added buffers. They use hard water to make the papers but they don’t add calcium carbonate or anything otherwise.
> I ordered a paper sampler so we’ll see….
> Anyone have experience with these papers? I only have a couple sheets here that are quite thick and bumpy and small.
> Chris

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