Tor, After processing you need to allow the
paper with the image to dry thoroughly, of course. Then coat the back of
the paper with 5% gelatine, The dry gum image is not so
delicate. Place the print on the PLEXIGLASS. Lay an interleaving sheet of
paper on the print. Then a sheet of thick cardboard. Apply the weight
(maybe a heavy book or a couple of house bricks or a five litre
bottle of liquid or whatever) and leave until dry. A screw down
book press would be the ideal thing to use but they are rare, nowadays. Anyway,
you dont really need one.
to hearing about your trial.
John - Photographist - London - UK
''Requiring weights to keep the paper down does not sound like a good
to me. First of all, at least the gum print surface is very delicate
easily damaged and I would expect weights, at least on heavier papers,
to leave marks?