This form of printing was patented in the 1870's and gives you that true artistic feel. Platinum/Palladium is the most archival print we know of today. and has the widest tonal rage of any process being practiced today. Printing is a traditional handmade photographic technique using 'Noble Metals' which also makes it one of the most expensive techniques out there.
Each print is truly one of a kind 'unique'. Although images can be contact printed from the same negative, the coating, exposure and chemical composition will vary slightly from print to print.
The fine art 100% cotton rag paper is coated with the various solutions to make it light sensitive and then a negative is contact printed under a UV light source to make the image. The exposure can take several minutes and is then developed and cleared in successive solutions before archival washing.
The entire process can take two or three hours to make just one print! My technique produces neutral black images, but varying the ratio of Platinum and Palladium solutions can produce a very warm brown tone and everything in-between.