Sizing paper for Cyanotype

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  1. Lyn Arnold

    Lyn Arnold Subscriber

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    I have some Rising Stonehenge and BFK Rives to use for cyanotype prints. I was assured that these papers are not sized. Should I size them for use with the "traditional" cyanotype formula?

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.

    Lyn Arnold
     
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    I have tried many different types of paper and none of them needed sizing.
     
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    I've never sized for cyanotype either. BFK Rives works nicely without anything done before coating, IME.
     
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    Sizing is like a double-edged sword - it can give a cyanotype print greater detail, but its also another variable of something that could go wrong. Haven't found a paper for cyanotype that needs additional sizing.
     
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    Many thanks to you all. One step less is great!
     
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