Tag: Joy of POP

The Joy of POP #5: Developing and Clearing Your Print

This is the fifth part of my ‘Joy of POP’ series about how to get the best out of the platinum/palladium printing-out process. Here is a link to the whole series. It is often not necessary to develop prints made using the platinum/palladium printing-out process. If there is sufficient moisture then the full image appears during exposure.…

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The Joy of POP #4: Controlling Humidity

This is the fourth part of my ‘Joy of POP’ series about how to get the best out of the platinum/palladium printing-out process. Here is a link to the whole series. The platinum/palladium printing-out process (POP) works because the ammonium-based sensitiser traps enough water molecules for the image-forming reactions to occur under UV light. By…

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The Joy of POP #3: The Sensitiser and How to Control Contrast

This is the third part of my ‘Joy of POP’ series about how to get the best out of the platinum/palladium printing-out process. Here is a link to the whole series. The platinum/palladium printing-out process uses three sensitiser chemicals: Ammonium Iron(III) Oxalate (also known as Ammonium Ferric Oxalate, or just AFO) Ammonium Tetrachloroplatinate(II) (APt) Ammonium Tetrachloropalladate(II) (APd)…

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The Joy of POP #2: The End-to-End Process

This is the second part of my ‘Joy of POP’ series about how to get the best out of the platinum/palladium printing-out process. Here is a link to the whole series. My end-to-end POP process is pretty much exactly as laid out in my book: Prepare my darkroom. I use a dehumidifier to pull my darkroom’s…

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The Joy of POP #1: Introduction

This is the first part of my ‘Joy of POP’ series about how to get the best out of the platinum/palladium printing-out process. Here is a link to the whole series. The platinum/palladium printing-out process (POP) is an amazing thing. It is so good that this year I switched away from the traditional developing-out process which I…

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