Lumen prints

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  1. cliveh

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    Has anyone any experience of making Lumen prints with colour paper?
     
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    What is it you would like to know specifically?
     
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    I was wondering if there are any specific colour differences in the image after fixation, compared to using black & white paper.
     
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    It depends on what type of paper and what fix you are using. I have had color paper present different hues from pink, purple and even brown. When I do lumen prints, I use what I have on hand as far as paper/fix I will even pre wet the paper at some point, either before the exposure or even the fix. Check out my gallery for some of my work.
     
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    Guitstik, great prints and thanks for the reply. I would have thought that wetting would increase sensitivity, but what else does this achieve? Can you comment on what different fixers you have tried?
     
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    I really couldn't tell a cause that was/is half the fun. I use what I had on hand, coulda been Kodak or Illford or whatever. It is something I do when I get into a slump and need to respark the creativity.