</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (carlweese @ Oct 31 2002, 12:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>In fact I more or less _expect_ my first or second print (no tests) to be really satisfying. I think this has to do mainly with the very long scale negative and very soft paper and partial self-masking. </td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
I am starting to believe that a good portion of the beauty found in the alt-processes are more due to the long-scale negative and soft medium than the medium itself. There are a lot of parallels between the hand-coated papers and azo and amidol.
Of course I recognize there are important differences as well, I am mostly talking about the negativemaking/printmaking relationship.