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RE: Hardening With Glyoxal: One Shot?


It's easy. Put the drops of hardener in a shot glass, squirt in the
required amount of sizing using a pipette or syringe, swirl it around a bit
and you're good to go. I apply the sizing with a glass rod.  Works like a
charm and (for me) is quicker, easier and much less messy than other sizing
methods I've tried.


Original Message:
From: Don Bryant dsbryant@bellsouth.net
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 01:54:35 -0400
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: Hardening With Glyoxal: One Shot?


Nope! Once the gelatin cools and hardens the mix cannot be re-used. Chris
Anderson notes on page 44 of her book 'Alternative Processes Condensed',
that Kerik Kouklis adds 6 drops of formalin to 10 ml of size to cover a
14x17 area. Perhaps this would work with glyoxal also, though I'm not clear
how Kerik is able to mix the hardener uniformly in such a small volume of

Don Bryant

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