What’s in a Name: Platinum or Palladium Print?

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There is a never-ending debate in the small world of platinum/palladium printing: what is the correct name for the prints we make? Are they platinum prints, palladium prints or platinum/palladium…

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Why Oxalic Acid Combats Black Spots

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Over the last few days I've been reading, writing and thinking about black spots. There's also been a big discussion about this on Facebook in the Platinum Palladium Printing group.…

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Black Spots
Close-up of a black spot

Black Spots

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Mysterious black spots have plagued platinum printers from the early days of the medium. They tend to appear as small, dense spots surrounded by a corona or a sometimes comet-like…

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Newsletter: January 2017
Sunrise
8½"x13" Platinum/Palladium Print

Newsletter: January 2017

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  Sunrise: A platinotype made by the artist. Limited edition of 24 prints. This is my January print of the month offer. Find out more… A dear friend of mine has synaesthesia,…

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New eBook: Manufacturing Ferric Oxalate

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I have just published a short ebook on manufacturing ferric oxalate for platinum/palladium printing. It’s available here: https://ianleake.com/product/manufacturing-ferric-oxalate/ Most platinum/palladium printers buy ferric oxalate from a commercial supplier. And this…

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Newsletter: December 2017
Natasha and Olga #1
Platinotype from an 8"x10" Negative

Newsletter: December 2017

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Natasha and Olga #1 A platinotype made by the artist from an original 8"x10" in-camera negative. Limited edition of 24 prints. This is my December print of the month offer. Find…

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Newsletter: November 2017
Maia
Platinotype from a 4"x5" Negative

Newsletter: November 2017

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  Maia: A platinotype made by the artist from an original 4"x5" in-camera negative. Limited edition of 24 prints. This is my September print of the month offer. Find out more……

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Newsletter: October 2017
Olga #1 – 10"x8" Palladium Print

Newsletter: October 2017

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  Olga #1: A platinotype made by the artist from an original 8"x10" in-camera negative. Limited edition of 24 prints. This is my September print of the month offer. Find out…

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Workshop Report

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I’ve just finished an enjoyable couple of days teaching Javier Ternero how to make platinum/palladium prints. Javier brought some negatives originally intended for albumen printing. Albumen needs negatives about the…

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Newsletter: September 2017
Olga #2: Platinum Print

Newsletter: September 2017

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  Olga #2: A platinotype made by the artist from an original 8"x10" in-camera negative. Limited edition of 24 prints. This is my September print of the month offer. Find out…

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Newsletter: July 2017

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  Black trees and grey clouds, watching over the harvest. Summer approaches. View from Hofstetten: A platinotype made by the artist from an original 8"x10" in-camera negative. Limited edition of…

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