[Alt-photo] Another good paper for cyanotype

francis schanberger frangst at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 00:59:48 UTC 2018


Chris,

Thank you for your research into papers. It is greatly appreciated by this
cyantist.

-francis

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 7:02 PM Peter Friedrichsen via
Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
wrote:

> Chris,
>
> Are you coating with the traditional citrate based sensitizer?
>
> BTW always good to get info on paper compatibilities. I would be
> interested in trying this paper.
>
> Peter Friedrichsen
>
> > On Jan 31, 2018, at 9:31 PM, Christina Z. Anderson via
> Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Still testing papers for cyanotype…perhaps no one cares but here goes:
> >
> > Another paper I can wax poetic about for cyanotype. Probably to you
> Europeans this is old hat because it is not a new paper, only new to the US
> market.
> >
> > I have not tested it for platinum/palladium; Mark Nelson will be soon.
> I’m just on this cyanotype paper testing roll (five months and counting).
> >
> > Hahnemühle Sumi-E.
> >
> > It is thin but strong, e.g. you can actually coat and hang it by
> clothespins to dry. But it is thinner than, say, a typical kozo paper.
> >
> > It is packaged in the pads, with a sheet between each sheet to protect
> it so at first you may not know which is the paper!
> >
> > It is 80 gsm. Very absorbent. Solution shoots through to the back so
> best to lay it like a U-shape into solution on a piece of glass or plexi,
> no problem with the cheapness of a cyanotype solution.
> >
> > No need to tape down. It does not roll up like a scroll when coating
> like vellum does, but stays flat albeit wrinkles when brushing on the
> solution (hence the U-shape coating method).
> >
> > It prints a gorgeous, smooth blue with a long exposure scale
> (traditional cyanotype 10/10). Some Japanese/Asian papers print fibrous;
> this does not.
> >
> > Exposure time calibrated for a 10/10 cyanotype is around 17 minutes.
> >
> > It is a rice paper so maybe 100% sulphite, but will find out. In any
> case, it is archival.
> >
> > It is available in an approximate 19.5x25.5, or a 9.5x12.5-20 sheet pad
> or a 12x16-20 sheet pad. The latter is here:
> https://www.dickblick.com/items/12487-1012/ <
> https://www.dickblick.com/items/12487-1012/>. At $1.36 per 12x16 sheet,
> this is really reasonable, perfect for a student budget. My students were
> thrilled with it.
> >
> > The End.
> >
> > Chris
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