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    mat for pt/pd

    i wonder where/what mat does pt/pd printers prefer? mostly i use ivory mat for my print. how about your guy?

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    Natural white, 8-ply -- from Light Impressions. I hope to find the equivilent from somewhere else, as Light Impressions can be a bit iffy at times, not to mention expensive shipping.

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    It depends on the paper used for the Pt/pd print. I usually leave a significant border around the print to show the hand coating artifact. So, I would like the paper and the cover mat to be similar in tone.
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    I just compared several platinum prints made on Arches Platine and Fabriano Artistico White, developed in potassium oxalate and ammonium citrate, to a sample pack from Lodima Archival Materials.

    I am not sure how "Natural White" from Light Impressions compares, but I find the one from Bainbridge to be a little too green for my tastes. Natural White is actually classified as a yellow-green on the Nielsen and Bainbridge website, whereas White and Pearl White are considered neutral whites.

    For platinum prints I would recommend using "Pearl White." It is just off-white enough to not clash with the soft, warm whites in the prints and it isn't as dark or yellow as something like Antique White, Cream and Ivory.
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    At one time or the other, I haave tried al of the boards mentioned by Richard plus a few others.
    I'm with Vaughn. I have never found a board as pleasing as "Natural White" from LI.
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    i agree with u Joe. I would considered gallery white and natural white as my tone is little warm. thanks for your guy opinions.
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    I do it two ways. One, I use 100% cotton rag pure white 4ply. I use the same board for matt and frame. I leave a 10 mm open boarder to let the black or brown edge show. the second way is to cut the print just like a Azo print and leave a 15mm open boarder to sign and title the print. I like cutting the prints because there is no influence from the darker boarder on how the print should look.

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