Fotospeed Salt Printing KitModel: 308810
NOTE: This item is classified as Limited Quantity for transportation. These items can only be shipped via GROUND in the Continental United States.They can not be shipped to PO boxes or Internationally. Limited Quantity items are non-returnable.
In the early 1800s, William Henry Fox Talbot produced the first ever paper photograph, and the technique that he used is called salt printing. Although it is relatively easy to create a salt image, this method produces an effect very difficult to reproduce using modern photo-graphic techniques. Talbot noted that slight variations in the proportions of the chemicals used led to a variety of tints and hues evident in the image. This, coupled with slight imperfections inevitable in silver nitrate coating, ensures that each salt print is unique. A salt print is formed by a process of soaking cleansed Canelletto Art paper in a salt solution, and then coating the sheet with a silver solution. The coated paper is then exposed to UV and then stabilized to create an "aged" looking image with a unique charm.
Kit includes: 10 sheets of 8" x 10" Canelletto paper, 5 sheets of 8" x 10" OHP Film, a Buckle Brush (Fox Talbot's test tube w/ cotton invention), 250ml each of Salt Solution, Silver solution, Stabiliser 1, Stabiliser 2, Stabiliser 3, protective gloves, and full instructions.
Ammonia is required, but it is NOT INCLUDED.