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RE: Family snaps to gum bichromate

Gum is not for "print sniffers" for sure. In my understanding, if your
technique is excellent + you print big (>= 12x20") and observe then from
"normal/comfortable" viewing distance they're as good as other prints.


-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 11:18 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Family snaps to gum bichromate


I'd agree with Camden's suggestion about comparison testing, but...
it on the "not detail-oriented" stuff, which may be too close for
to the old canard (actually beyond canard, into shibboleth, even
on the Photographers' Formulary website) that "gum can't do fine
I'm sure he didn't mean that, rather pointing to the fact that folks
up on sharp crisp tight infinite perfect detail would tend to go to 
another process (which shall here be nameless) rather than one where the

paper can get twisty or other hazards of multiple coats can have a 
softening effect, and indeed there is that dot gain.