[Alt-photo] negatives for salted paper

syroko at btinternet.com syroko at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 11 16:46:01 UTC 2018

Thanks Christina for the quick answer! Much appreciated.

Was lovely meeting you last year... and I am reading your wonderful book with great great pleasure!


> On 11 Jan 2018, at 16:24, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Kristel,
> Use Ultrachrome inks but with salted paper I use an all ink negative with a +30 ink density on a 3880 and Pictorico Ultra OHP. It works great. I do the same with a P800, but I will say the P800 tends to print denser and smoother than the 3880.
> I used this technique for a semester long salt class with 15 students so it was definitely tested in easily (I calculated based on assignments) 450 prints in that class.
> The difference between salt and cyanotype, for instance, is with cyanotype I use an all ink neg with even as low as a -20% ink density!
> Once you get the negative right, salted paper just “sings.”
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series <https://www.routledge.com/Contemporary-Practices-in-Alternative-Process-Photography/book-series/CPAPP>
>> On Jan 11, 2018, at 9:17 AM, syroko--- via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> Hi all, 
>> I am totally new to alt process, so sorry if it’s a simple question.
>> I want to create a digital negative for salt prints on an Epson 4900.
>> To do so, would you recommend using Piezo inks versus Epson ultrachrome inks? And if yes, would it better to use the Piezo Pro or K7 inks?
>> Thanks!
>> — Kristel
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