Does anyone have experience with different papers for argyrotypes?
I've read Mike Ware's suggestions, and some of those papers are hard to find or incredibly expensive, so I thought I'd ask around to see what others have found, knowing that the paper is a particularly important part in this process.
I believe Mike Ware mentions Aquapel internal sizing as something to look for...
I do some on :
Lot of japanese tissue.
And it works.
Cranes kid finish and cover.
It does not work with lanaquarelle.
Depending on the sizing of the paper , the tone will change from warm chocolate brown to neutral tone.
I was hoping that Arches cover would work (in that beautiful cream color...)
SHould add that like kallitype, argyrotype toned quite well in platinum , gold and palladium. don't miss to try them it really make the print look lie a platinum print.
One of the advantage of the argyrotype sensitizer is that it works with more paper than does platinum/palladium. As I like paper I often use Kallitype or argyro to make toned print on special paper, instead of trying to make the paper work the sensitizer, I make the sensitizer work the paper.
For a lower cost alternative, try Weston at this link: http://www.crane.com/business/weston...palladium.aspx
Attached is a pdf list of papers published in The Chrysotype Manual - generally good for all iron-based work.
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Don't forget Rising Stonehenge. This paper works really well for most alt. processes.