We finished the four-week course off with Platinum and Palladium prints. Of all the processes we did, these prints were the most expensive because of the metals we used. Platinum and Palladium prints are considered one of the best processes because of the wide tonal range and permanence of the prints. The stable metals help the prints resist fading over time.
By the end of the week, we had gone through more than a thousand pairs of gloves and countless paper towels. The board was once again empty as everyone took their prints home to put together a portfolio.
On Friday, we presented a collection of our favorite prints at the spring term festival. We all wore our cyanotype t-shirts and were by far the most coordinated group at their fair.