The Kallitype has a rich history beginning with Sir John Herschel in 1842 through its 1889 patent by W.W.J. Nicol. Also known as the ‘poor man’s platinum print’ the Kallitype is often indistinguishable from the platinum and palladium printing process. In fact, there are many vintage images out in the world claiming to be platinum prints that are in fact Kallitypes. It has a reputation for being complex and archivally fugitive, but it is quite simple and as archival as any other historic silver-based processes.
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