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Photographers' Formulary Sensitizer A for Platinum and Palladium Printing - Makes 30ml

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Photographers' Formulary
Photographers' Formulary Sensitizer A for Platinum and Palladium Printing - Makes 30ml
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Photographers' Formulary 07-0010 Overview

Photographer's Formulary Sensitizer A is a component that is used in both the Platinum and Palladium printing process.

To sensitize the paper in the Platinum or Palladium printing process, a mixture of Sensitizer A, Sensitizer B, and palladium salt is prepared in the darkroom. The paper is coated with the mixture, then dried. Print contrast is controlled by the amount of Sensitizer B that is added to the mixture.

The photographic term "ferric oxalate" is a misnomer, which has given rise to a considerable amount of confusion in the photographic literature. There are two common forms of this compound; tri-potassium ferric oxalate (K3 Fe (C2 04) 3) and trihydrogen ferric oxalate [H3Fe(C204)3]. While both forms are photosensitive, only the acidic form is sufficiently photosensitive to be useful in photography. The ferric oxalate supplied is a 20% solution of trihydrogen ferric oxalate.

This chemical is prepared by Photographers Formulary by the iron alum-oxalic acid procedure and contains a slight excess of oxalic acid. This ferric oxalate is ready for use as Sensitizer A without additional mixing. Sensitizer B does require additional mixing.

UPC: 675152700100

Photographers' Formulary 07-0010 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6 x 4 x 3"

Photographers' Formulary 07-0010 Reviews

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how many sheets of paper and at what size can you produce?
Asked by: Christine F.
The Sensitizer A is only one of several parts needed for Platinum and Palladium printing. The actual amount of coverage you can get with this one part would depend on how much PT/PD solution you use, and how you mix it. If you contact Photographers' Formulary, they should be able to send you a PDF of the instructions they used to include in their kits. It discusses how to mix the solution (and to what effect), as well as how much area of paper the total solution can cover. Tel: 800-922-5255 or 406-754-2891Email: <a href= http://[email protected] target= _blank >[email protected]</a>Website: <a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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