This was said by Jorge in the gallery about one of Thomas Saurwein's prints and I wanted to know more about it w/o drawing away from discussion of the image. Can anyone give results with having done this and some pointers on how to do it?I dont think Thomas is planning to print in albumen. He is most likely to try an use a suggestion given at APIS to size the paper with albumen or collodion prior to coating to keep the "wet" look pt/pd prints have and minimize dry down. A wet pt/pd print is a thing of beauty, but dry down takes it's toll and unfortunatelly it is a weird effect. The highlights get darker but the dark tones get lighter. I once measured the Dmax of a wet print and it was 1.85, I then measured the same tone dry and it was 1.3, this is 1 and 2/3 stops loss! I think this technique bears experimentation, if one is able to get Dmax tones of 1.85 and above without having to do double or triple exposures, I think this will be the future preferred method for many pt/pd printers.
Thomas' image: http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...1&limit=recent