Originally a legendary paper from Forte, its recipe would have been lost in the digital revolution, if not for ADOX saving the production technology. It took the company ten years to recreate this naturally warm, beige-green, high-definition, extremely vintage-looking emulsion – and now it is available for artistic work on a variety of surfaces. And it has a superb toning response too!
The fixed contrast 2,5 was chosen as a perfect balance for most negatives.
One 300 ml bottle coats 2.5-3 sqm.
COATING WITH LIQUID EMULSION (open bottle only in darkroom under suitable safelight).
The liquid emulsion, while produced and stored, is soft and gelly-like. To become usable, it has to:
1. Be heated to about 42-45°C to be liquified
2. Adhere well to the support while drying (in total darkness. The emulsion may only be exposed to red light for about 2-3 Minutes or about 10-15 minutes with the ADOX SUPERSAFE darkroom light)
3. Harden during the processing (become less soft, more resistant to touch)
The best binding substance is gelatin. It is extremely easy to use to pre-treat everything: all types of paper, glass, plastic, textile and even bricks or walls!
The ADOX Colloida C is a premium-level pure photographic gelatin. When using regular food gelatin the emulsion is likely to fogg.
Alternatively, the ADOX Art Baryta paper is already treated with gelatin, and you can coat the Polywarmtone emulsion directly.
When coating on paper and not doing any further artistic manipulations, hardening is not always needed. The emulsion dries and stays very well. However, in every other case, a hardening ADOX EMH-1 additive is necessary.
It is an acidic chemical, which substitutes a stop bath. If emulsion damage occurs in the developer, the ADOX HSB-1 can be used as a pre-bath for about 1-2 Minutes. However, the paper/textile should be rinsed well before going into the developer. This bath can also be optional after fixing.
Professional coating brushes are perfect for the artistic strokes effect.