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    Sourcing platinum and palladium chemicals in the uk

    hi

    i was wondering if anyone knew where i could get the chemicals needed for platinum printing in the uk? I have tried silverprint and they dont stock them.

    anyone have any ideas?

    thanks

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    AFAIK, you can order potassium tetrachloroplatinate (or tetrachloropalladate) from Sigma-Aldrich or any reseller working with them... The problem is sourcing iron(III) oxalate (ferric oxalate); you can't find this easily (because it's an ill defined / highly variable compound with very few manufacturers), I ordered mine from B&S. (I'm in Istanbul, Turkey!) If you have problems in finding ferric oxalate you can opt to try pop pt/pd printing. In this case you'll have to order ammonium double salts of pt or pd plus ammonium iron(III) oxalate as sensitizer. Ammonium iron(III) oxalate is a well defined compound and you can find it from Sigma-Aldrich or other sources. See Mike Ware's articles for more information.
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    Silverprint stock ferric ocalate

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    macclad,

    See:
    http://www.kaida.co.uk/platinum-14.html
    and
    http://www.kaida.co.uk/palladium-17.html

    It's a Chinese firm with a London office:
    http://www.kaida.co.uk/contact.html

    Hope this helps,
    Loris.
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    thanks very much for your help guys, i will let you know how i get on



 

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