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To Mask or not to Mask

The Art of Platinum Printing

When I first started printing with alternative processes some ten years ago I would always show the edges/brush strokes on my prints. However the problem with showing brush strokes is that you cannot completely tell if you have fully cleared a print. The vast majority of platinum/palladium prints we create today at DC Editions the negatives are masked with rublith film to create clean edges in the final print unless the artist stipulates differently. All of the Irving Penns platinum/palladium prints that I have come across always have clean edges when you lift up the mount, you can even see the pencil marks on the printing paper where he marked out the edge bounderies of where he wanted to coat.

Quite often the brush strokes detract from the actual image and it is rare to come across an image that benefits from showing them. However I am always prepared to…

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