At last, a problem with a solution. When we first started coating paper with our own cyanotype chemistry we were getting bad yellow stains. It turns out there are two ways to combat the ugly yellow. One is to add citric acid to to the first water bath when developing the print. The easier way is to add a bit to the sensitizer chemistry itself. We'd done that, but it turned out we hadn't been adding enough. So now, the yellow you see in the above print is a thing of the past. One problem solved, eight zillion to go.
It's hopeless. Printers hate us. Our promised savior, the Epson 3800, has clogged print heads. We've soaked them in Ammonia Windex, we purchased special stuff to squirt through the darn ultra-tiny nozzles. We've run endless ink-wasting cleaning cycles. Alas: still clogged. Perhaps we will learn to love the lines through our prints, as if they are retro-cool TV scan lines. Perhaps not. If you are reading this, please consider sending us lots and lots of money for a new printer. Thank you for your support. Paypal accepted.