Re: Attn. Tor + All re drying w/c paper flat.
Tanks for the suggestion. Currently I do gum prints, but plan to do some
attempts on van-dyke-brown prints as soon as I get my ordered chemicals
and have different papers from about 200g to 600g. The new rough edge
paper is around 400g. As both processes require a thorough rinse of the
paper, I don't think it's feasible to have it on the glass plate during
the entire process, but it might work to coat the back of the wet paper
after the last rinse and then snap it onto the glass to dry. I'll pick
up some sandpaper after work and give it a try tonight and tell tomorrow
if it worked or not :)
Requiring weights to keep the paper down does not sound like a good idea
to me. First of all, at least the gum print surface is very delicate and
easily damaged and I would expect weights, at least on heavier papers,
to leave marks?
John Grocott schrieb:
Hi Tor, You have not specified the processes you use or the weights
of the papers but, hopefully, this will not make any difference.
If you coat the back of the w/c paper with a 5% solution of gelatine
and stick it to a sheet of lightly sandpaper roughened 2mm
plexiglass, allowing the paper to dry thoroughly, ''before''
carrying out the process, you will be able to snap the paper off
after the process when it has dried, and it will be perfectly flat.
Or, allow the paper to dry, after the process, with the ripples and
then do as above coating the back of the print with gelatine
solution and holding it flat on the plexiglass with a heavy weight to
keep it down.
I have used this method on papers from 80 gsm
to 400 gsm in a variety of textures with no problems.
Hope this helps and good luck.
Regards . John - Photographist - London - UK
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tor-Einar Jarnbjo"
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:31 AM
Subject: Drying of handmade watercolour paper
To dry watercolour paper used for different fine print processes, I
usually use adhesive tape to glue the paper onto a glass surface to
keep the paper flat and prevent it from rippling during the drying
process. This of course means, that I have to cut off the edges where
the tape is still stuck to the paper after it is dried. Now I've got
hand on some really nice hand made paper with "rough" edges, which
I'd really like to keep, but if I dry the paper the described way, I
would have to cut off the edges.
Do someone have a suggestion how to dry these papers and make sure
the paper stays flat without ruining the edges with the tape?