Figure 13.1. The importance of choosing the right paper for cyanotype cannot be overestimated. Here is another image I use to test papers; although it originated from the first digital camera I ever owned, a Sony Cybershot 5 megapixel point and shoot camera, the image has a range of tones from highest highlights to deepest shadows that can test the mettle of any paper. The top two papers are unsuitable papers. They print dull, grainy, washed out prints. They would need to be acidified and probably double-coated to work effectively. What a waste of time to do so when there are so many beautiful papers that don’t require such machinations, such ...

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