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ARGYRO Argyrotype Kit

Argyrotype takes the photographer back to first principals - using a silver based sensitising solution which is coated onto a quality art paper. Exposure by natural sunlight (a UV light source may be used as an alternative. We have found that even on a cloudy day the best exposures are made using natural daylight) development in water and fixation using a simple hypo solution. Argyrotype prints are brown and warm toned giving good contrast and midtone definition. Being silver based they can then be toned and dyed as they would have been in the early days. All images are made by the contact system, where the image depends on a negative of the appropriate size.

THE ARGYROTYPE KIT

Contains: Sensitiser 50ml (sufficient for 40 - 8x10in applications), Syringe 2ml, Fabriano paper 5 sheets 8x10in, Kodak direct duplicating film 5 sheets 5x4in, Two glass coating rods 4in and 8in, Hypo crystals, Protective gloves and full detailed instructions for use.

Sensitiser, Glass coating rods and Hypo are available separately along with traditional contact frames with hinged backs in 8x10in and 12x16in.

Raw chemistry is available on request - please phone.


CYANO Cyanotype Kit

Cyanotype is in a single solution, and is an updated version of the original process. Using Ammonium Ferric Oxalate to give a good blue that does not wash out, this solution is twice as sensitive to UV as the traditional version. Development in water and citric acid can be used to manipulate contrast. All images are made by the contact system, where the image depends on a negative of the appropriate size.

THE CYANOTYPE KIT

Contains: Sensitiser 50ml (sufficient for 40 - 8x10in applications), Syringe 2ml, Fabriano paper 5 sheets 8x10in, Two glass coating rods 4in and 8in, Protective gloves and full detailed instructions for use. Sensitiser, Glass coating rods and Hypo are available separately along with traditional contact frames with hinged backs in 8x10in and 12x16in. Raw chemistry is available on request - please phone.


BROMOIL Bromoil Kit

Fotospeed Bromoil Kit contains : Bleach Tanning Chemistry, Bromoil Paper 8x10in 10 sheets (a non supercoated, low contrast paper on a D/W fibre base - specifically made for the Bromoil process), one real Bromoil brush, 4 Inks (Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan), Inking tile, gloves and full detailed instructions.

Bromoil Paper in 12x16(10) and 16x20(10), Inks (black, yellow, magenta, cyan), brushes (in varying sizes) and chemistry are available separately. See price list.


RODS Glass Rods

Glass coating rods made out of 10mm borocillicate glass tube. The size of the rod refers to the straight line portion for coating. The rods are made with handles to hold while coating. The straight line portion is within exacting tollerences to ensure that the sensitiser being coated is applied evenly. It is however important to lay the paper onto which you are coating onto a piece of glass to ensure that the surface is absolutely smooth.

These glass rods are designed for the coating of sensitiser from various alternative processes to ensure an even coating of the sensitiser.


FRAMES Contact Frames

High quality Beech contact frames made with hinged backs to enable inspection of the material being exposed without deregistering the negative.