[Alt-photo] waxing palladium prints

Kerik Kouklis kerik at kerik.com
Mon May 15 15:04:11 UTC 2017


Nope:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax


On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM bobkiss caribsurf.com via
Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
wrote:

> DEAR KERIK,
>
>      Unless I am mistaken, the micro crystalline wax from which
> Renaissance and Dorlands are made is actually purified bees wax with
> whatever might go yellow removed.  I buy the wax by the block from Talas
> and prepare my own "Renaissance" as a fraction of the price.
>
>                 CHEERS!
>                       BOB
>
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> Subject: Re: [Alt-photo] waxing palladium prints
>
> Beeswax is not a great choice as it yellows over time. Dorlands or
> Renaissance Wax.
>
> -Kerik
> www.kerik.com
>
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> Hymer via Alt-photo-process-list
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> Cc: Karen Hymer
> Subject: [Alt-photo] waxing palladium prints
>
> I have a student who is trying to wax his prints - they are cyanotypes
> over palladium prints on Cot 320.  He had great success at first (beeswax
> with lavender oil, soft cotton t-shirt to rub on) but the second time the
> t-shirt left some lint (easy to solve - choose a better piece of cloth) but
> also the fibers of the paper pulled off.  Perhaps it is a matter of
> practice - My question is does anyone have a better way of waxing?
> Renaissance  wax? Dorlands wax?
>
>        Karen Hymer
>     karenhymer.com
> karenhymer at gmail.com
>
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