[Alt-photo] negatives for salted paper

felix martin martin.felix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 16:54:04 UTC 2018


Christina, 

What is your ink setting for platinum?

-Felix

> On Jan 11, 2018, at 8:46 AM, syroko--- via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> 
> 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!
> 
> Kristel 
> 
>> On 11 Jan 2018, at 16:24, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> 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>
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>>> 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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