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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Thanks for posting it. He seems like a lovely guy and I really like his (seemingly casual) approach. I'd love to have a go myself one day.

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    Andi Heuser
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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore View Post
    Sanchi, it depends on what paper you're using, the ratio of palladium to platinum, how you purchased your pt/pd (kits are ridiculously expensive and it gets even cheaper when buying the metal powder in bulk).

    An 8"x10" pt/pd prints using my methods on my current preferred paper (Stonehenge) costs me $5-10--this includes making a digital negative as I don't print from film negatives anymore.

    Hi Jeremy,

    thanks a lot.
    5- 10 $ is OK


    sanchi

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    Eric Biggerstaff
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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Sanchi,

    Don't forget to factor in the cost of every failed print before you get a keeper, if an 8X10 costs about $10, but it takes 5 or 6 trials before you dial in the process to get the keeper, then your cost just became $60 for that 8X10.
    Eric Biggerstaff

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    I keep my costs down by having low standards for an acceptable pt/pd print. I also do use a densitometer, which gets me in the ball-park quicker ( for both exposure and contrast agent amounts).

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Start on small sizes like 4x5 and when you've got your exposure and process together, then go to larger sizes if you feel you need to.

    Your biggest expense will be the palladium solution, you don't have to worry about platinum in the beginning, in fact, you don't need to ever use platinum.

    Also, you can craft your digital negative to not need the NA2 contrast agent as well, again saving more money. If in fact you feel you need a hint (a drop of 2.5%), a small bottle will last a really long time

    4x5 palladium prints are like little jewels, don't exclude them because of size...

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Howk View Post
    Helpful video, thanks for sharing.
    Ian Leakes's "The Platinum Printing Workshop" book also covers the Dichromate method of Platinum printing for contrast control. Ian uses potassium rather than sodium dichromate.
    Most people avoid using sodium dichromate for any of the alt. processes as it is deliquescent making it hard to create repeatable solutions.

    Don Bryant

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by rcdurston View Post
    Just thought I would share a little video of a friend of mine,
    I like his technical terms like, "...little schnicky things ... "!

    Don Bryant

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Enjoyed the video. It helps that he seems like a genuinely nice guy.

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    Re: Little video on platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore View Post
    An 8"x10" pt/pd prints using my methods on my current preferred paper (Stonehenge) costs me $5-10--this includes making a digital negative as I don't print from film negatives anymore.
    Jeremy,
    Do you shoot smaller negatives, then scan? Or is there a reason you don't contact print from an 8x10 negative?
    Chris

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