I tried my hand at some Salt Prints this weekend with variable sucsess. I used Food grade gelatin mixed with distilled water. Let it cool to around 40C. To this I added my salt (approx 20g Sodium Chloride in 500ml ). 1. Spread sizing/salt solution evenly over a full sheet and allowed to dry overnight. Next I added the silver nitrate and this is where the problems started. First print : 2. Used 0.5 ml of AgNO3 and applied this in a line using a syringe. 3. I used a foam brush and spread the sensitizer over the area (5x4). 4. Allowed to dry 5 mins and force dried with cool hair dryer for 5 mins. 5. Exposed using UV lamps (Solarium) for 6 mins Result was a very weak image - very pink in colour, limited tonality except over the area where I deposited the Silver solution. This was dark brown/black. Print 2 1. Same as 1 2. Coated the print area over the sizing and allowed to dry. 3. Applied the 12% silver solution (0.5ml) over print area using glass rod instead of foam brush and allowed to dry 4. Exposed for 6 mins Result was same as print one. Left it overnight to stop frustration setting in. Surfed the net, consulted my books etc and read everything again and came up with a potential answer. Seems the salt/silver ratio was out. Print 3 (see attachment) 1. Dumped the gelatin and made fresh batch without the salt. Coated a sheet and started again. 2. Mixed a 3% NaCl solution in distilled water. 3. Applied the sizing solution 4. Applied a thicker coating of silver nitrate (1ml) using foam brush and exposed. This time I at least got a complete image across the whole area but had a deep pink tone. After washing, fixing and drying I can see that I am under exposed so will need to try again with more exposure. So to my questions to all you (S)Alt Printers: 1. Should I be able to get decent results with these ingredients? Recipes stipulate ammonium chloride but mine hasn't arrived yet so I tried Sodium Chloride. Also Potassium citrate, this also hasn't arrived yet so missed it out. I beleive this is just for colour! 2. Should I carry on trying or wait for the real chems? 3. What quantity of the silver solution should I use for a 5x4 image. I assumed (wrongly) that it would be about the same as a cyanotype (0.4ml per 4x5) Cheers Phill I have attached my first full print for reference. Note the lack of contrast, no max density and the overall pink tone.