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Subject: Photographic Print Process Set

Photographic Print Process Set

From: Adrienne Lundgren <alun>
Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
The AIC Photographic Materials Group is pleased to offer advance
sales of an important teaching tool: The Photographic Print Process Set.

The set consists of five prints from the same 5 x 7-inch
negative--one print each in five different processes:

    Salted Paper Print
    Albumen Print
    Gelatin Printed-out Print (glossy)
    Gelatin Developed-out Print (matte)

Until now, it has been difficult to find photographic prints made
from the same negative but in different processes that allow one to
compare, "apples-to-apples", the similarities and differences of
various processes. These prints provide the opportunity to examine
the general features and compare detailed characteristics of
different processes: the single-layer structures of the cyanotype
and salted paper print; the two layers of the albumen print; and the
three layers found in the glossy and matte gelatin prints. Using
magnification, the same details in each type of print may be
compared, clearly revealing the tell-tale traits of the various
print layer structures.

The Chicago Albumen Works will produce the prints using their
extraordinarily high-resolution duplicate negatives--each adjusted
to match the contrast requirements of the five processes. In the
future, the PMG hopes to produce additional sets in different
processes, using the same negative, which was provided courtesy of
the Photograph Conservation Study Collection of The Metropolitan
Museum of Art.

The Photographic Print Sample Set is now offered at a discounted
price: $200 US per set for orders placed by August 1, 2007 (list
price $250 US).

The Sample Set will be shipped in September of 2007.

Please visit the <URL:>
to download a copy of an order form.

Adrienne Lundgren
Chair, Photographic Materials Group, AIC
Senior Photograph Conservator
The Library of Congress

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:10
                  Distributed: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Received on Monday, 11 June, 2007

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