The prints in my Gallery are all twenty by seven inches in size. To be exact, they’re twenty and an eighth inches by seven and an eighth. The ratio of platinum to palladium is two thirds platinum to one third palladium.
Of course, the platinum needs something to adhere to, and the choice of paper is critical. Not only does the archival quality of the paper make for the longevity of the print, the quality of the paper affects the resulting tone as well. The paper I chose is Weston’s Diploma Parchment – Plat Pal which is specifically produced for platinum printing.
Weston’s Diploma unlike so many other papers has the ability to hold detail in the highlights. The paper’s tint has an almost peach warmth to it. I chose the combination of two-thirds Platinum to one-third Palladium because the tone shows a slight and very pleasing warmth which compliments the paper’s tint. Pure platinum was too cold and faught the tint of the paper, and pure palladium didn’t quite have the black which platinum does so well.