Re: multi coating gum question
Chris, I did send an answer but I think it may have just gone to
John, since his reply-to is set up to go to himself rather than to
the list. I'll repeat it, since I believe information should be for
everyone, even though I don't have much to add to what you said:
it's just a matter of drying til the registration marks fit. Back
in the days when I was in full production mode with tricolor gum, I
could tell just by the feel of the paper when it was the right dry to
register perfectly, but now I print with a different paper and tend
to do more one-coat than multicoat gums, so I haven't developed that
keen sense with the new paper. In my new house, I have a rack that
fits into the clothes dryer and dries my paper (Arches bright white)
in 5 minutes on "delicate." The main problem with that method is
that I have a tendency to overdry and then need to dampen the paper
to stretch it to fit, as you say.
By the way, congratulations on grand-babies; the name similarity is
really quite amazing, like grace itself.
On Sep 15, 2006, at 2:45 PM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
No one answered this yet or else email is not coming through to me,
anyway, a hair dryer is just fine with FAEW--it is a very
stable paper and whether you dry the entire thing with a hair dryer
use the hair dryer as an added aid, it is fine.
Since I eyeball registration, it is easy to tell if the paper is
to fit to the next registration of a negative no matter how the
carried out. I used to have to use the hair dryer down in SC
because of the
In MT my wet prints, hung to dry, dry in a matter of an hour or
two. So I
can actually get a print done in a day, if I get on it first thing
morning. But registration marks around your negative, and the
border, show very well if the image is not shrunk/dry enough when
place. In that case what I do is tape the negative in the correct
turn the print over, and hair dry the back until the print fits the
negative. Of course, the front of the print needs to be dry to the
that it does not wreck the neg.
Also, if my print has shrunk too much, I also use a wet sponge and
wet the back of the print with the negative in place as per above,
the print relax with the added moisture until it fits the negative.
Hair dryers and sponges are Godsends at times.
----- Original Message ----- From: "John Brewer"
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: multi coating gum question
Most of my gum pics have been made by multi coating and always I
to dry naturally for 24 hours before recoating. Is it okay to speed
drying process with a hair dryer? I'm just wondering about the
300gsm), distorting. I find I don't need to stretch this paper in
usage, I just size then away I go.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Ana´s Nin.