I don't want this to become a "Dear Marjorie" page about technique, but I will make this exception
When printing one of Rae's pictures of Mandalay Beach today I discovered that when the negative was last used to print a cyanotype some of the cyanotype emulsion and paper support was transferred to the neg' emulsion. I have tried to wash it away, but the blue stain remains
The cyanotype paper looked dry, felt dry, sounded dry and said it was dry. However, in a printing frame under the Australian sun it obviously sweated and was not dry enough to avoid damage the original negative
The lesson here is to firstly make at least two negatives of a good image. OK, waves never repeat, but close can be waited for. Secondly only use copy negatives for alternative processes
In the morning I shall make a print in the hope the blue gets lost in the paper's blue sensitivity
Can anyone advise?
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