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Youtube Videos on Printing Au, Pt, and Pd


As I presented in the March/April 2012 issue of View Camera magazine and at the 2013 APIS in Santa Fe, the chrysotype is no longer a grainy, contrasty image, usually red. No longer do you have to humidify paper in the frequently vain hope you will actually get an image. Now you can print gold photographs that are close to platinum in quality. Effortlessly and affordably, with a fine print every time and easily repeated for negative after negative.
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Youtube Videos on Printing Au, Pt, and Pd

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I have published on Youtube five videos in the last few months. These videos illustrate the processes for using ammonium ferric ferrous oxalate to print out, on dry paper. All are accessible via my Youtube channel. (

* A video of my presentation at the October 2013 iteration of the APIS, the Alternative Photographic International Symposium, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Camera work by the renowned Mexican photographer Eric Gervaise.
* the Texas Chrysoytpe -- pure gold -- reliably and repeatably with a tonal range of 9 to 11+ stops (depending on the volume of 1% C one adds to 10 ml of 40% ammonium ferric oxalate, and on the ratio of that resultant ammonium ferric ferrous oxalate to the volume of gold).
* the Fannintype -- pure platinum -- the first reliable and repeatable print out process with platinum, on dry paper. As with the Texas Chrysotype, key is ammonium ferric ferrous oxalate replacing place ammoinum ferric oxalate. Glycerine restrains the graining.
* The Karytype (no "o", which is a DNA process) -- gold-platinum -- the first new printing process with the nobles in 100 years, the Karytype combines 10% gold and 10% platinum to print out, dry, with ammonium ferric ferrous oxalate, images of unearthly beauty and plasticity. The best characteristics of gold are blended with the best of platinum. The Karytype looks like a pure platinum print, but with stronger Dmax and better microcontrast. Base color is slate gray, but an initial bath in any of various acids can yield neutral gray, coral, red, pink, and blue.
The Ziatype+ -- pure palladium -- the first dry print out process for palladium, again using ammonium ferric ferrous oxalate, that works reliably and repeatably.

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