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Old 25th February 2021, 04:28 PM
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Default Papers for alternative processes.

I've just started to use Daler Aquafine Smooth for cyanotypes and salt prints and am finding it the best I've discovered so far. It's also readily available and not overly expensive.

The surface is not textured to any great degree, more akin to a matt photo paper, and the resolution of fine detail is better. It handles extremely well when wet, does not curl and dries almost flat.

What papers are you using for alternative processes? I'd be interested to hear what everyone prefers.

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Looks and sounds good.....I tend to stick with Arches Platine
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I've just started to use Daler Aquafine Smooth for cyanotypes and salt prints and am finding it the best I've discovered so far. It's also readily available and not overly expensive.

The surface is not textured to any great degree, more akin to a matt photo paper, and the resolution of fine detail is better. It handles extremely well when wet, does not curl and dries almost flat.
My best results with my cyanotypes have also been with Daler Aquafine, but I use the textured variety of the paper. As said, good price, good when wet and dries flat. Highly recommended.

My next experiment is using the paper for coating with Liquid Emulsion.

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