Gampi Torinoko for Platinum Printing

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  1. Davec101

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    Am looking for a good japanese paper for printing in platinum, i have been testing the B&S Heavyweight Kozo which i like although i would like a more satin finish of that I have seen is possible with the Gampi. Anyone have experience with Gampi Torinoko? Its about £12 ($15) a sheet but would be worth it if gives me the right finish.
     
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    I use it a lot. It's nice and heavy and works well with platinum. The thickness can vary a bit though from sheet to sheet.
     
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    Do you have any scanned examples? Below is Kozo vs Platine. For some images Kozo is exquisite and gives great luminosity to a print.

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    Not with me at the moment. I'll see what's at the studio next week.
     
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    I've been playing around with the light Kozo - I love it for portraits in pt/pd.
     
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    How does it compare to the heavy weight Kozo? what's it like to coat. Recently i saw some prints that used a light weight translucent gampi and they where backed with a bright white paper which enhanced the luminosity of the final print. Is that possible with the light weight kozo?

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    yes, the lightweight Kozo works the same way. What you back it with definitely alters the mood and tone of the piece. I found it to coat quite easily, without requiring a whole lot more emulsion than my COT320 does. It does coat pretty quickly because it is fairly absorbent so you have to be on the ball about coating.
     
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    I read that the lightweight kozo has lines on one side, do they show up on the final print?
     
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    Only if you coat on the wrong side.
     
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    David,

    Which of the Gampi Torinokos are you looking for. In mucking around I have run across a number of them.

    Jan Pietrzak