Re: Unknown area in Gum printing?
It seems rather pointless to compare exposures, when they depend on
so many variables, such as type of light, dichromate concentration,
and ambient humidity, for starters. My exposures with the
photoflood typically run 2-3 minutes for a very hard layer, but
comparing exposure times is comparing apples and jellybeans.
On Apr 27, 2007, at 7:01 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
My typical gum exposures are 4 minutes when using *plain paper*
negatives (w/o oiling)! (Sensitizer is 25% AD though...) The resulting
layer is not weak and can withstand spray development.
From: Don Bryant [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 3:44 PM
Subject: RE: Unknown area in Gum printing?
You should know better, attachments shouldn't be sent to the list! :)
14 minute exposures! Wow that's seems like a long time and I
UV printer was slow.
From: Michael Koch-Schulte [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: Unknown area in Gum printing?
Where's the Stouffer stepwedge you shot with these test prints? You do
own a Stouffer wedge r-i-i-i-ight? ^) Until you shoot that you have no
idea if you're getting the correct dMax in the print. I routinely
my gums at 14 minutes for many, but not all colours. The time used is
based on how they test with the wedge. Also, if you're calibrating
negatives using an imagesetter you might want to consider making a
pigment/gum mix at this point and then adding equal amounts of
dichromate, gum and water to that.