Lana Aquarelle paper and cyanotype

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by ronlamarsh, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. ronlamarsh

    ronlamarsh Member

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    The Bostick and Sullivan website claims this to a good cyanotype paper however the detailed description says it is buffered with an alkali reserve? So this begs the question is it really good for cyanotype considering all the literature out there screams for a ph neutral paper.
     
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    Good question. Email them and report back, because yeah, it seems totally contradictory.
     
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    You can always acidify the paper in weak stop bath !
     
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    I tried the Lana Aquarelle with the B&S type II cyanotype (Ware), and it was a disaster. The coating turned dark blue before my eyes. Even with citric acid added to the solution. Even with an acetic acid pre-treat (though it's possible I needed to treat it longer or stronger.) I was just barely getting started with cyanotype when I got pulled away, but Arches Aquarelle and Stonehenge were promising. There is, of course, also Arches Platine, but the relatively high cost (and no local availability) scared away a noob like me.

    Good luck. And be sure to let us know what papers you end up with.

    --Greg
     
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    I've used the Lanaquarelle papers for this series of Cambodian prints with the OLD Cyan process and it turned out fine. Effects are due to water being added while I apply the chemicals. If you apply full strength chemicals they turn out like a standard cyanotype photo - with the old process.

    The new Cyanotype process is very sensitive.