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Re: Gum Bichromate Print Clearing Question

Hi Bruce,

I think it's a good idea to agitate some, though I don't think it's very critical.

There has been a lot of discussions on this list on the pros and cons of using the clearing solution a while ago, in case you missed them.

I'm glad to know you've done some gum printing. Want to tell us about your experience?

Sam Wang

On Aug 7, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Bruce Campbell wrote:

Hi list.

I am just beginning to make some gum prints and have a question concerning print clearing.

I know some folks clear their prints in either a 1% up to 5% solution of potassium metabisulphite for 2 to 5 minutes. My question is, do you agitate your print while its in this solution or do you just let it soak.