- Jul 31, 2012
- 35mm RF
Patrick, could it be the paper? Have you ever gotten good Dmax on Canson Bristol? I've read that Canson papers have poor Dmax with kallitypes. This is just hearsay for me -- I've never used the paper.
Sanders, I've actually had good luck with it after I started acidifying the mix and adding LFN but I wouldn't say it is great, maybe just good enough if I do things correctly. It doesn't soak in quickly though so I really have to work it, get it wet and dry it flat. I probably just didn't work it enough, so yeah, could be the paper, or me. I get impatient at times. I just want to print! Other Canson papers I've tried weren't worth the time.
I'd imagine that the lack of absorbency of the paper would make it poor for Kallitypes, but I haven't tried those yet. The Cuprotypes I did over the weekend on the Bristol weren't that great.