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wildbillbugman
06-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Hello,
This is my first question on this Forum. I am an active participant on the Silver Gelatin Forum. I make my own liquid emulsions, with which I make glass plate negatives. I want to try some negative emulsions on paper, in camera. What paper would you recommend?
Bill

jnanian
10-21-2012, 11:14 PM
hi bill

i have used a handful of different papers for in camera negatives,
and i find that a thin, cold pressed ( smooth no tooth ) paper works
best. i have used water color and hand made papers and velums
but they tend to have a texture in the negative which can be distracting ...
i recently got a bunch of paper i have been using ID'd because when i run out
i want to get a bunch more ... it was gifted to me, and i have been using it for years
clueless but happy it worked for liquid emulsion as well as cyanotypes :)
i found out it is like white butcher paper ... smooth and " waxy " if you can find some
grab it ! it works great :)

have fun !
john

ps. i think you will find coating paper to be 100 times easier than coating glass :)