Carbon printing books

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  1. spiderfish

    spiderfish Member

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    I am looking to get back into carbon printing and was wondering what books are available for reference these days.

    I have found two books out there and wondered if anybody has any feed back on them

    Modern Carbon Printing. A Practical Guide to the Ultimate in Permanent Photographic Printing.
    Written by Luis Nadeau.

    The book of Carbon and Carbro by Sandy King


    I had learned to carbon print in a class over 5 years ago and do not remember much, not that I was very good at it then. It took me 6 months to get one print that wasn't that bad, but now I am spoiled. The tonal range of carbon has prevented me from being satisfied
     
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    Sandy's book is great. I haven't seen Nadeau's carbon book, but his platinum book is good.

    Steve
     
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    I think these are about the only two modern books. I have the Nadeau book and have never seen King's. The Nadeau book is good but IMO not very well organized.
     
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    I haven't seen the Nadeau book but I have Sandy Kings book and took the workshop in montana with magic. Sandys book is very good. I bought mine at B&S, well worth it.
    P.S. howdy Steve
     
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    Hi, John.

    My darkroom is about set. All I have left is to paint the sink stand. Did a few carbons and Kallitypes last week in Montana. I lessened the amount of gelatin in the mix (as per Sandy's suggestion to me) and they took a lot longer to dry. I was only there a few days so I didn't get the chance to use my own tissue so I'll try them out probably next weekend. I'll let you know if the next mixure works well.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. It is great to actually get a response. I have posted to the alternative photo forum and got nothing. I was starting to think I might be the only one trying carbon.

    I am leaning toward the king book now. After searching this forum I have found many good references to it.