Platinum Paper Source

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  1. doughowk

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    Ron Wisner in an article at his website says
    I have searched various forums & can not find any mention of the paper he is referring to. It would certainly make platinum printing alot easier & more consistent if such a paper is available. The Palladio Company made a palladium paper; but ran into paper source problems. Is there now a company making platinum paper?
     
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    Ron has a lot of problems with the concept of time. To him, 'delivery tomorrow' is functionally equivalent to 'it'll be there in nine months'. So it doesn't surprise me that a reference to Palladio paper being available when in fact it has been gone for over six years is a statement that is 'close enough' to the truth.

     
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    Try Bostick & Sullivan in New Mexico. They are knowledgeable & the service is very good.
     
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    Is Chicago Albumen Works still around? I know they moved from Chicago several years ago, I think to Massachusetts.
     
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    I have seen it offered on ebay every now and then I thought....
     
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    Yes - they are now located in Housatonic, MA and sell printing--out paper. Here's a link to their site:
    http://www.albumenworks.com/index.html
     
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    Retrophotographic also sell POP. I don't know if this is the same as the Chicago Albumen Works / Kentmere POP, but I do know it works. And gives great results.

    I recently bought a 1940's platinum print on that auction place, and was really impressed with the print from what was obviously an amateur negative. If anyone starts making platinum paper again I'll be on their customer list!
     
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    Kevin Sullivan from Bostick & Sullivan replied to an inquiry about availability of a commercially manufactured paper
    I do think, though, more would try pt/pl if a pre-coated paper was available.
     
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    Pantine

    some one order some at my local store and never p.U. is thae large sheets and they sale it for around 10 per sheet
    Encino ca
     
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    This could be true, but not necessarily a good thing. Pt/pd is weird in the sense that it is easy to get a more or less ok print right away. The tough part is getting an outstanding print, without the controls available with hand coating I think many people would give up too early and think those of us who do it insane. Like Kevin I beleive the best approach is to coat your own and experiment a little.
     
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    sorry I made a typo

    Is plantine paper or something like that I think Fabriano is the maker is a great paper and it needs no sizing
     
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    Arches Platine is made by Arches. No sizing is required for it nor is it required for platinum friendly papers (or unfriendly for that matter.)

    Sizing is typically used for gum bichromate printing.

    Don Bryant