Troubleshooting Salted Paper
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Printing trouble-free salted paper requires one main practice: care and attention to detail. The process can fall prey to a host of problems, most of which are operator error. There are some non-operator error scenarios but they are rare. A problem is probably solvable with simple changes in procedure; the print has faded and/or yellowed; the print has stains, splotches, spots; the print has dark streaks in it and so on. Occurrence of problems, in this order: negative issues, paper issues, salting issues, sensitizing issues, etc. Salted paper prints are often a range of very close but inexact colors, given the exact same process, chemistry, toner, etc. The color difference is related to particle size of the silver, reflecting different wavelengths of light, and depends on paper sizing, paper choice, exposure, humidity, processing, toning etc.