Kallitype how-to videos

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    I've posted my very first YouTube videos, a 2-part series on how to make a kallitype. I hope you will find it helpful.
    PART 1: Setup and coating
    PART 2: Exposure and development

    Tom Nelson
     
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    Thank you well done video
     
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    Well done! Enjoyed both thanks.
     
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    I've been thinking about getting into kallitype -- thanks!
     
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    Great video. My only point of critique is that no concentration are mentioned of the solutions that are used.
     
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    There are a few concentrations (silver nitrate, citric, etc) but I hope specifics can be handled in the comments. Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    Great job with the video and the Kalitype print!
     
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    Very good. Short and concise - just the right amount of info. Thanks for taking the time and effort to make these and sharing. I love the idea of the coating rod. I am going to steal it....I use glass rod but I need a handle.

    :Niranjan.
     
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    Well done, Tom.
     
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    Really well done, thank you.
     
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    Excellent tutorial. Short intro, no life story, concise and unopinionated, the way they should be.
    I would like the basic how to in text I could easily print out, saves trying to write it all down.


    You should do more.
     
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    this I really enjoyed ! now making Kalitype prints are on my to do list
    very well done
     
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    Beautiful work! Thanks for the video, it will be my reference when I attempt to make my own Kallitypes.
     
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    It was printed too deep which is why it popped-up too dark in the developer. Getting the correct exposure is the tricky part with the Kallitype and using a UV light box makes it harder unless you use a split-back contact printing frame so that you can examine the print during the exposure. If using a film negative the rebate will be readable if the exposure is on.

    Thomas
     
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    One method here to help with putting a handle on a glass rod or tube. Measurements need to be adjusted for width required.
    Hope it helps. Coating Rod.jpg
     
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    Hi Paul, here's the basics of it:
    Papers for kallitypes:
    Arches Platine
    Crane’s Platinotype
    Stonehenge Rising
    Buxton Platinotype

    Other supplies:
    My UV light: QUANS 110v 20W UV LED light US$49.99 on Amazon
    UV-safe goggles
    Gloves (and eye protection?)
    Safelight (dim incandescent or a yellow bug light)
    Coating rod and/or brush (Jack Richeson 9010)
    A flat, waterproof surface (plate glass?)
    Flat-bottomed tray
    pH test strips

    Coating solution:
    Ferric oxalate (20%) or Solution #1 (27%) cut 5:1 with water
    10% silver nitrate
    TWEEN-20
    Ammonium dichromate 5%

    Processing chemicals:
    Developer: there are many developers for kallitypes. 20% sodium citrate is the most common. I use a developer suggested by kallitypist Russell Young using borax and Rochelle salt. See https://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Ferric/ferric.html
    Citric acid
    Toner (gold, palladium or platinum)
    Fixer: 3-5% sodium thiosulfate (hypo)
    Hypo clearing agent: 1% sodium sulfate

    Here’s the sequence of development:
    Develop: 10 minutes
    First rinse: 2 minutes
    Second rinse: 2 minutes
    Clear (3% citric acid): 2 minutes
    Wash: 1 minute
    Toner: 2-10 minutes (gold, palladium or platinum)
    Rinse: 1 minute
    Fixer: 2 minutes
    Wash: 1 minute
    Hypo clear: 2 minutes
    Wash: 20 minutes

    Tom
     
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    Stonehenge is a nice paper, but it should be acidified first for smooth, even tones, and an improved Dmax. Another very nice paper is Hahnemühle Platinum Rag.
     
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    Thanks Tom I appreciate that.
     
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    Thanks Ced.
     
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    Tom- Nice videos and explanation. Just make sure you were gloves during the process. I am sure you do.
     
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    I do wear gloves, and urge people to do so in the videos.
    Tom
     
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