Satista questions

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  1. glbeas

    glbeas Member

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    I was trying out some Aquarelle paper to see if I could get a successful satista print, and finally I'm getting somewhere. I had this on hand from a few years back on another project is why I was using it. What I need to know is does this paper need a sizing to keep the image from washing off when processing it? I had to use the dip process to keep from rubbing it off and still had a mottled look to the darker areas due to losing image in these spots. Also what density range would you normally use this on? My Stouffer scale says I was getting a 1.80 range ( .49 to 2.29 were the steps showing).
    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
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    Pretty much it depends on the paper. I used satista with socorro and it worked great as well as with platinotype. You might need to size Aquarelle if this is what you are seeing.
     
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    Thanks Jorge, who makes the socorro? The name sounds familiar but beyond that I draw a blank.
     
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    It is sold by Bostick and Sullivan. If you plan to use it you will need to acidify it first. I use 50 ml of hydrocholic acid in 1000 ml of water, but you can also use vinegar or oxalic acid.