Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Salt print

Method 1


Ingredients:
-paper
-gelatin 8g
-salt 20g
-distilled water 1000ml
-sodium citrate 18g ( optional )


Sensitizer
-silver nitrate 15g
-distilled water 100ml


Note: sodium citrate will change the tone of the print but will decease the contrast of the print.


step 1 heat the distilled water to 40c then add the 8g of gelatin and wait for the gelatin crystals to dissolve.

step 2 Reheat the gelatin then mix in the 20g of salt and or the 18g of sodium citrate until the salts have completely dissolved.

step 3 Place the gelatin in a bath ready for sizing, place paper in the gelatin for 10 to 20mins

step 4 remove the paper form the getalin and squeegee off the excess gelatin hang out to dry , after a minute or two flip the paper so the gelatin run back over paper to make a more even coat. when it is dry it ready for use. 


step 5 coat the paper with the sensitizer then wait until it dry then expose in the sun or in a uv unit
note exposers should be more the 15 mins and can be up to an hour long.

step6 develop print

Method 2


Ingredients:
-paper
Part A
-gelatin 3g
-salt 2g
-distilled water 100ml
-sodium citrate 1g ( optional )


Part B
-silver nitrate 15g
-distilled water 100ml

Process

step1 tape paper to a work table to stop it from moving 

step2 apply part A to the paper using a glass rod or hake brush, then dry with a hair dryer

step3 apply part B over part A then dry either with a hair dryer or wait for it to dry normally

step4 expose print 

step5 then develop

Method 3


Ingredients:
-pre gelatin sized paper


Part A
-salt 2g
-distilled water 100ml
-sodium citrate 1g ( optional )

Part B
-silver nitrate 15g
-distilled water 100ml


Process

step1 tape paper to a work table to stop it from moving 

step2 apply part A to the paper using a glass rod or hake brush, then dry with a hair dryer

step3 apply part B over part A then dry either with a hair dryer or wait for it to dry normally

step4 expose print 

step5 then develop

Develop

bath1 (clearing) distilled water 5mins

bath2 (clearing) distilled water 2mins

bath3 (fixer) 15% sodium thiosulfate, 0.2% sodium carbonate distilled water

wash running tap water

dry 





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