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Re: How many gum layers (Re: ferri sesquichlorati)

On Oct 24, 2006, at 11:46 AM, Ender100@aol.com wrote:


You may be correct. I think that matching the exposure scale of gum with a negative that has the proper density range just puts you closer...along with a good curve. For tri-color this is probably all that is needed, or very close. For other methods of printing, I think it would be helpful, but a person might still want to do additional printings to get the effect they want.

I don't remember Chris saying that doing so would give the effect of a Carbon print.
I remember her not only saying that, but indeed challenging Sandy to a print shoot-out between carbon and gum, using the same image. But to be fair, I also remember her backing off from that claim as the discussion went on. I went back and looked at my own archives, to check my memory, but I don't seem to have kept that discussion. Her print when posted, I see from my archives, was compared with a platinum print rather than a carbon print, and it didn't provide much of a comparison to the platinum print, as I recall. The URL is no longer active.