Category: Paper and artpaper

Paper basics, sizing, choosing and working with papers and art papers.

DR Paper
A nice gum paper from an unexpected source!

Writer and photography / Peter J. Blackburn Peter J. Blackburn gives a quick evaluation of an inexpensive art paper found at your local “big box” retailer! Will wonders never cease? A few weeks ago as I made a quick foray into my nearby Walmart, I chanced to wander by the rather quaint art supply section […]

Ware Siderotype paper
A new linen paper for all siderotype (iron-based) processes

Mike Ware tests out the new Ruscome Mill papers – papers he has also helped develop especially for processes such as cyanotype, argyrotype, palladiotype, platinotype and new chrysotype.

Weston Diploma Parchment at 10% off and a free sample pack

Butler-Dearden Paper, the supplier of Weston Diploma Parchment, a paper that gives great results with the Ziatype process and platinum processes are now offering a 10% discount on the Transvel, a lightweight translucent paper.

Butler-Dearden Paper
Interview with John Zokowski

John Zokowski represents a wholesale paper distributor – Butler-Dearden Paper, selling papers to artists and the alternative photographic process market.

Western diploma
Weston diploma parchment paper: Test results

Mike Ware tests palladium, platinum, platinum/palladium, new cyanotype, new chrysotype and argyrotype printing on Weston Diploma Parchment.

Jill Enfield
Sizing or subbing papers

An excerpt from Jill Enfield’s book Photo-Imaging (unfortunately out of print!) complete with how-to and formulas on how to size papers.

The sizing survey – the results

Photographers working actively with alternative photographic processes have shared their experience on which papers they size and which formula they use.

The sizing survey – take part

What is the best source of information if not photographers working actively with alternative photographic processes? By taking a short minute and answering a few questions you can share your own valuable experience.

cyanotype paper
Tests in blue – papers for cyanotypes

Jalo Porkkala has tested papers for cyanotype printing and shares the result.

Anne Storm van Leeuwen
Making paper by hand

Anne Storm van Leeuwen outlines a very simpliflied process of making paper. An introduction the old craft of papermaking.

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