After several days without fresh plates to work from, my order finally came from Boxcar Press today. Following up on the success from the other day, I once again went from a wet plate original. So far for me, the wet plates are more satisfying, but that may simply be because there are more flaws in the process that cover-up my beginner’s inconstancies. Still, they are looking pretty good and keeping me satisfied on my progress.
Pretty much sticking with the same exposures… 10 units screen and 17 units for the image. Learning that can be tweaked a little bit through slightly extended development as well as by cuts in the image exposure by .5 units. These both give me a slightly deeper etch and therefore slightly darker image.