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    My first Kallitype

    I know this will be an insignificant event in all of your lives but it was a big one for me. I completed my first Kallitype last night (attached). After months of reading and lots of procrastination I finally did it. Salt prints and Kallitypes in one week. Wow.

    I had more success with Kallitypes than the salt print for various reasons and I was pleased with my first print (attached). I think it came out reasonably well considering I was printing by inspection not knowing what the exposed print should look like.

    Also, I was going to use one of the dev formulas listed in the Coming into Focus (Barnier) book but I can't seem to find a local supplier of Rochelle Salts. Instead I just used Borax on its own (Read this somewhere else). Seems to work quite well although colour is a little flat.

    I must say that I like the process and look forward to experimenting further.


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    5x4 neg, FP4
    printed on Arches Aquarelle HP,
    exposed UV lamp - 6.5 minutes
    Developed in Borax (25g in 300ml) - 2 mins
    Cleared in 3% citric acid - 2 mins
    Fixed in (old) Ilford fixer - 2 mins

    My further prints started blotching(sp) which I think is a fixer issue as this is when it showed up. I am getting some plain hypo to substitute and remedy this problem.

    I was expecting a much blacker image with just the Borax but there is a deep chocolate border. Admittedly its not rich but it is brown. I found the Borax for £2.17 for 750g in Boots which I thought quite reasonable.

    Cheers

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    Nice one - I think you chose a good subject for this process. I like the look of hot press papers so I might be a bit biased, but I like it. The Kallitype process has a lot of variables, but does produce nice prints. You have a lot of options for toning with this process so if you don't like the color you might look into toning options to get where you want to be.

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    Great job Phill!

    Can you wear the boots when the borax is gone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall
    Can you wear the boots when the borax is gone?
    Now thats funny

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    it looks fantastic on my monitor Phill - nice one.

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    now its time for some platinum toner !

    (will take away the chocolate tone, make it neutral/colder)

    kallitype is fun, well... other than needing to clean up all those trays!
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    A very good start Phil. I presume you used a kit as Ferric Oxalate (which I assume you used) seems difficult to obtain in UK.
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    I purchased my Ferric oxalate from Bostick & Sullivan in America. Took 6 days from order to me printing which is good service.

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    Congratulations Phill, looks like a really nice first print. Agree with the above post...good choice of negative to start with. Looks like you are on your way.
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    Looks good to me Phill...

    lots of detail and texture that the process has handled nicely.

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