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    I posted this one before, but I made a new print last night, so I thought that I would show it. I am calibrating Mike Ware's argyrotype process for my river show (I have tabled the carbon print plan for the time being). This image is a digital negative of a 4x5 image. The paper is Weston Diploma Parchment. The size is 8x10. This version is darker than the salt print I made last year, but I think that it still works. And, I like the color that argyrotypes can give.

    Single coat of sensitizer, glass rod, humidified in the cat carrier before exposure, and again after exposure, but before processing. Attached files

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    looking good Earl!

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    Definitely looking good. Can't wait to see this one up close and personal.

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    Looks real good! Too bad about the carbon, but you can always go back to it. What I really want to know though, is where did you get the Weston D.P. around here?

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    Dave - I ordered 100 sheets from Butler-Dearden. I have the address and phone number for John Zokowski if you want it. Stop by and grab a couple of sheets for testing, if you like. It is not the heaviest paper, but so far I like it for some processes. The paper is off white - slightly creamy in color. The price is very good compared to the high buck papers.

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    Wow Earl! Thanks! I will definitely take you up on it, but not until March. I HAVE to get my application done before I move into any other sort of experimenting, which I will be doing with the Weston. I want to finally start the calotype negatives and it is one of the recommended papers. It's also supposed to be good for salt, which I will give a try, too. Maybe even with good ol' NaCl as well as the ammonium chloride.

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