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    Beginning Van DYyke

    just throwing this out here on APUG. starting out to do some VD prints and just curious about any pitfalls; tricks; paper you use; and any other worthy such info
    I already do many alt processes so am familiar with coating etc. but it never hurts to ask
    thanks and have a great day everyone!!
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    Yikes! I hope I read this wrong, and VD stands for something different than it did when I was younger.
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    I have done van dyke and cyanotype. van dyke is very easy also. I use stonehenge or arches platine for paper. Single or double coat it depending on how dark I want it to be. I don't see any pitfalls really. I bought it from B&S and it's a bottle of UV sensitive liquid, and some simple fixer you mix up yourself. I put a couple milliliters in a shotglass and drop&brush onto the paper. It exposes much faster than cyanotype.

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    The new term is STDs. :-)

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    Pete: are you using a kit? What text are you using as reference?
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    This is one of my VD favorite links, posted eons ago by Joe Smigiel

    http://my.net-link.net/~jsmigiel/ima...t_11.28.05.jpg

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    I could never get good dmax without double coating; but , double coating was also very hard to clear completely. I've moved on to Kallitype as they only require one coating for me.
    Stonehenge paper was always my choice.
    I also would coat in a space with around 60% humidity.

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    oh, and the abbreviation VDB might not get you in as much trouble

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    sorry about the VD mix-up...ha ha!!
    I'm using the Christopher James book for reference but have several others available
    I'm going to mix up my own chemicals...not a kit
    have some stonehenge....alas arches is no where to be found
    thanks everyone I guess I will just get my feet wet in the next few days
    off to Rochester to take a pop paper making class with Mark Osterman
    Best, Peter
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    peter, enjoy that workshop with Mark O.. Sounds fantastic!
    Play safe

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