Techniques for coating large alt process prints
I am planning on printing up quite large cyanotype prints 30”x24” and wanted to see whether others had any advice on coating this large. B&S said they would make me a puddle pusher measuring 25” which I hope should help, although I expect there will be a learning curve for such a large implement.
While surfing I did stumble across video of a platinum printer who uses a rod and a brush to coat quite large prints (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gprrYmUCgzw), however I don’t think I will have as much time to play around with the sensitiser as him as the paper I use absorbs significantly more than his.
There is a lady who is represented by the same gallery as me who prints 80” x 60“ cyanotypes (see pic) and have know idea how one coats that large reliably, however its probably best I stick to half that size for the moment as that is enough for me! :)
Any tips or techniques would be appreciated, thanks