Tag: Argyrotypes

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.

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Argyrotype process

Argyrotype is a user-friendly iron-based silver printing process that produces brown images on plain paper. It is derived from the Argentotype, Kallitype, and Vandyke processes of the 19th Century, but has greater simplicity, improved image stability, and longer sensitizer shelf-life.

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Formula overview for Vandyke, Kallitype and Argyrotype

As they are similar in their make-up, many confuse Kallitypes with Vandykes (also called Vandyke Browns) and even Argyrotypes. Wynn White clarifies things for us in this overview. Recipes for the fixer is also included.

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Preparations for iron-based printing

The equipment, materials and handling procedures you will need for the three iron-based processes – new cyanotype, argyrotype and platino-palladiotype.

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An Ironic History of the Alternative Processes

An ironic history of alternative photographic processes written by Dr Mike Ware

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Siderotype Report 1, January 2009

Mike Ware’s Siderotype Report 1, January 2009

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Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I

Alternative Photography, Art and Artists, Edition 1. A softback book representing over 100 artists working in alternative photographic processes.

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