Photographs by Frank

15 September 2020

Another Batch of Cyanotypes

Filed under: Alternative Processes,Cyanotype — Frank @ 6:30 PM

Last week I prepared another batch of four negatives (at 4″x5″ on half a letter-sized sheet of OHP film) from some old files and made some more cyanotypes. I am pretty pleased with my process as it stands and am now able to confidently make nice prints without much struggle.

I am still trying to decide on my “standard” paper(s), for cyanotype. I printed each of these four negative on four different papers*.

The differences between papers are very subtle and all made good prints. So as not to bore anyone, I show only one print from each negative!

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baskets-unica-white
baskets-unica-white
buckets-stonehege-warm
buckets-stonehege-warm
sap-bucket-tiepolo-130
sap-bucket-tiepolo-130
usa-rives-heavyweight
usa-rives-heavyweight

* The four papers are:

Fabriano Unica White (250 gsm, 50% cotton, $0.11 for a 5″x7″ sheet)
Stonehenge Warm (250 gsm, 100% cotton, $0.17 for a 5″x7″ sheet)
Fabriano Tiepolo (130 gsm, 100% cotton, $0.16 for a 5″x7″ sheet)
Rives Heavyweight White (175 gsm, 100% cotton, $0.27 for a 5″x7″ sheet)

All these papers were purchased as large sheets from Acuity Papers (a small outfit in Indiana; highly recommended) that I cut to size myself.

1 Comment »

  1. NICE! Very nice!! I do like the baskets the best. I think you have captured the essence of the cyanotype print. The sap bucket was a close second. So which paper will it be? The suspense is killing me. Off to catch a Zoom meeting with the South Shore Camera club in ten minutes.

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 15 September 2020 @ 6:48 PM

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