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Fotospeed Salt Printing Kit

Fotospeed Salt Printing Kit
  • Fotospeed Salt Printing Kit
  • Fotospeed Salt Printing Kit
  • Fotospeed Salt Printing Kit
  • Code: FSSPK
    In stock
    £69.95

    Salt printing is the method developed by William Henry Fox Talbot from 1839 using UV or sunlight to expose silver nitrate coated paper, and create a positive print from this paper negative. This kit enables you to recreate this historic process.

    More Information

    • Salt prints are created by soaking acid free art paper in a salt solution for a few minutes, which is then coated with an activated silver solution.

    • Once dried, a contact negative is secured in place and atmospheric UV (which even on a cloudy day is quite suitable) is used for exposure.

    • Development is in water and 'fixation' is by a choice of 3 stabilisers (supplied) each of which will produce a slightly different image tone.

    • The Kit contains:
      5 sheets 8x10" Canaletto paper
      5 sheets 8x10" digital contact film
      2ml syringe 250ml solution each of Salt, Silver and Stabilisers 1, 2 and 3
      Protective gloves
      Buckle brush and full detailed instructions for use
      (Note: a 'Buckle brush' is a glass test tube filled with cotton wool - an 1855 invention by Samuel Buckle for coating paper, included for historical accuracy!)

    • NB ammonia is required to activate the silver solution and is not supplied. This is available from most chemists.

    • All the materials and equipment contained in the kit are available separately.

    Specifications

    • Ebay_Shop_Cat_No:  29993