Fine Art Photographs in Gold, Rhodium, Iridium, Platinum, and Palladium

Richard Eugene Puckett has developed simple formulas that fundamentally alter the light-sensitive compounds used to print with the noble metals. He has also discovered a process to induce the rhodium salt to reduce to image-forming elemental metal on exposure to UV. With these the first new processes for photographic printing in over one hundred years he prints images with metals and combinations of metals which no one else -- no one in the world -- can reproduce. While his early formulas are shared both in print (Dry Print Out Palladium) and in videos on his YouTube channel, and are featured in an upcoming documentary, his advanced formulas -- including a few about which he himself had doubts until they were validated by the Getty Conservation Institute using ESEM and XRF analysis -- are not published. However, prints created with some of those proprietary processes are exhibited for their beauty and their historical significance.

Fine Art Printing with The Rhodiotype

I have previously announced a Rhodiotype that was half rhodium and half gold/platinum/palladium/iridium. On May 1 2016, I announced a Rhodiotype that is virtually 100% rhodium. The process depends on adding a small volume of palladium to a much greater volume of rhodium; optionally, the palladium can be chemically removed from the final print.

I will publish the formula and samples on this website and on my blog ( shortly, as well as a video on my Youtube channel. First, I need to file a patent claim to protect my formula for at least one year.

Gold-Iridium is not possible with any conventional printing process. Using a proprietary process iridium is treated so as to reduce to its elemental state on exposure to UV in a light-sensitive compound. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum: gold precipitates out of solution in the presence of platinum using conventional printing processes. Not so with the Karytype formula. Gold and platinum synergistically render images exhibiting the finest characteristics of each metal. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Platinum-Palladium is a combination considered impossible. Rhodium (like iridium) treated with a proprietary process can be induced to render beautiful images. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum-Rhodium-Palladium-Iridium-Ruthenium is a tour de force in fine art photographic printing. Click image for more information.
Gold: the famous Texas Chrysotype is the only process for printing grainless, gray-scale, continuous tone prints in pure gold. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Palladium prints cannot be found in any collection, any museum, or any references. Richard Eugene Puckett is the only photographer in history able to print with rhodium. Click image for more information.

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