Platinium Palladium / Platinium Print
Platinotipia technique was patented by William Willis in 1873. Platinium print was created in negative-positive process by copying contact sheet negative onto paper covered with a mix of platinium, palladium and ferric salt. Once printed, fixed and dried it presented a picture with unusual and subtle tonal transitions.
The nowadays platinum paladium technique is aiming at removing all components that may affect durability of the print.
Almost infinite durability can be achieved by using a base with a pure platinium or paladium, in which harmful particles were rinsed and neutralized.
The plasticity, tonality, exceptional light and deep shadows, the unique ambience and three-dimensional presentation is achieved by combining platinium to palladium ratio, base, preparation of the negative and emulsion exposition.
The everlasting history of the world, presented in a unique print, fixed with platinium and palladium on selected, hand-crafted cotton-fiber paper, creates an attractive piece of art not only for photography collectors, but also increases the value of surrounding environment.