Sunday, September 11, 2011

Papers for Cyanotypes

I have used the following papers with success for cyanotypes using the old and new processes. They are listed in my order of preference.

1) The Langton Prestige - Daler Rowney - Hot Press, 140lb, 300 gsm - very smooth finish. Able to maintain details.

2) XL Series - Canson - Cold Press, 140lb, 300 gsm - very smooth, more sensitive to exposure than #1

3) Montval - Canson - Cold Press, 140lb, 300 gsm

4) 300 Series - Strathmore  - Cold Press, 140lb, 300 gsm - rougher surface, not capable of as much detail

5) Watercolor Cards - Strathmore - - Cold Press, 140lb, 300 gsm - make nice cyanotype cards

Here are the links for Canson, Daler Rowney, and Strathmore.

The papers are available from AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dick Blick, Daniel Smith and other stores.