Salted Paper Printing – A Beginner’s Notes
Notes: For this session, the gelatine and salt coating was mixed and applied on July 4th; the sensitizing and printing was done on July 5th. Two pieces each of four types of paper were used. One piece of each type was coated with gelatine, citric acid and salt; the other piece was only coated with salt. I found that gelatine was essential in obtaining even hopeful results, except, maybe, on Buxton paper.
Gelatine Coating: By chance, I found a coating that seems to work.
14 oz Distilled Water
Mix the water with the salt and citric acid in a non-reactive container. Place container in larger pot containing water on stove. Heat, double boiler style, on very low
heat to about 105-115 F (somewhat warm to forearm). When salt and citric acid are dissolved, add gelatine and stir until dissolved. Turn off heat.