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    Sizing paper for Cyanotype

    I have some Rising Stonehenge and BFK Rives to use for cyanotype prints. I was assured that these papers are not sized. Should I size them for use with the "traditional" cyanotype formula?

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.

    Lyn Arnold

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    I have tried many different types of paper and none of them needed sizing.
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    I've never sized for cyanotype either. BFK Rives works nicely without anything done before coating, IME.
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    Sizing is like a double-edged sword - it can give a cyanotype print greater detail, but its also another variable of something that could go wrong. Haven't found a paper for cyanotype that needs additional sizing.
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    Many thanks to you all. One step less is great!

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    The latest newsletter from AlterantivePhotography.com has three sizing articles in it, one a survey where you can see what others do:
    http://www.alternativephotography.co...es/art114.html
    How you can test if your paper needs sizing:
    http://www.alternativephotography.co...es/art116.html
    And sizing recipes:
    http://www.alternativephotography.co...es/art117.html
    I hope this helps!
    Malin



 

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