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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_bessell View Post
    Actually, I used the 'old' stuff to make a gelatin cyanotype, it turned out beautiful. It was on the same Fabriano paper I am having so much trouble getting my silver gelatin emulsion to stick to. Which make me want to give this paper a sub coat of Knox before coating the silver gelatin.

    PE, do you think this box of Knox is an active gelatin?
    Cyanotypes are insensitive to the ingredients in gelatin that make it act on Silver halides. Just about any kind of gelatin will work on many alternate light sensitive systems.

    I can't tell if this is active, but I would guess that it is. After all, why go through the expensive and lengthy oxidation and extraction process to make it inactive, when the active gelatin is harmless to humans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_bessell View Post
    PE, do you think this box of Knox is an active gelatin?
    If it's not made for photographic use, there is no reason to purify it so that it's not active.
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    Kirk,
    Didn't you mean 'there is no reason to purify it so that it's not (IN)active.'
    Sorry Kirk, i think i get it now, it getting late in the day for me.

    PE,
    Photograde gelatin doesn't work with cyanotype for me, don't know why, just don't look good like Knox.

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    Probably the Bloom Index but IDK really why photograde does not work with Cyanotype. It does for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_bessell View Post
    Kirk,
    Didn't you mean 'there is no reason to purify it so that it's not (IN)active.'
    Sorry Kirk, i think i get it now, it getting late in the day for me.
    Ummmm - let's see, I think there were too many negatives in my statement to make it understandable... Let's try again -

    "If it's made for food use, there is no reason to purify it so that it's inactive."

    I hope that is better -

    Anyway, just what PE said. (Plus he beat me to that post by 1 minute and with much more clear language.)
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