arches platine - front or back?

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  1. Kimberly Anderson

    Kimberly Anderson Member

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    Getting serious here, I'm doing a bunch of printing with Arches Platine in pt/pd and I'm curious what everyone is doing?

    Front (watermark readable) or back (watermark backwards)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Don12x20

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    I always use the readable side.
     
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    ditto Don
     
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    I use the smooth side of the paper. I forget whether the watermark is readable from that side or not.
     
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    I print on the side where the watermark is readable.
     
  6. Kimberly Anderson

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    Thanks guys. I'm doing a test-print on the smooth side right now.
     
  7. Kimberly Anderson

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    Hmmmm...looking pretty good. Last night I printed on the back (rough, watermark backwards) side. I'm not sure if I prefer one over the other yet. More consideration must be taken.
     
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    Using the back (Wmk reversed) side can cause problems with some process, as it isn't sized. Pepper, graininess, and blotching are more likely.
     
  9. Kimberly Anderson

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    Here's the lab.

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    Heh heh,

    I like the rope lights - also spotted the B&S bottles :D - so um, yeh... are you going to send me one of your Jobo drum processors for xmas ?
     
  11. Kimberly Anderson

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    I can't. I need them for parts. One is pretty cannibalized already and three are working perfectly. The fourth needs a little work, but it'll probably just be used for parts too.
     
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    Parts !

    Bah humbug !

    I need one for processing :smile:
     
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    From the title of this thread I thought it had something to do with the mouth....