U of S | Mailing List Archive | alt-photo-process-l | Re: Artistico Unsized?

Re: Artistico Unsized?

Loris, I was pretty sure there were people here who use that paper (the old style Fabriano Artistico, now called Traditional White, as you rightly say) so I was hoping that one of them would respond.

I printed a few prints on unsized Artistico years ago and it was all right, but I never did any more than one or two coats on it, and papers never stay the same over time. So my experience wouldn't be very useful. If no one with recent personal experience with the specific paper is available or willing to answer, I'm afraid there's nothing for it but to give it a try and see what happens. There's no need to use hot hot water for shrinking; warm water is fine. IME it's the Arches papers that are most susceptible to having their internal sizing disrupted by hot water, and with Arches papers I am careful to keep the liquid temperature below 140 F when pre- treating. Good luck,

On Aug 25, 2007, at 12:24 AM, Loris Medici wrote:

Thanks Ron,

Unfortunately I don't have access to registration pins, dry mount tissue and a dry mount press. Ask any of these in any photographic supply store here in Turkey and you'll only get empty eyes and quitet ;)

I did something similar by affixing the paper to a piece of Yupo using diluted acrylic gesso. It works but takes long time, it's messy and deleterious to the smooth surface of the paper (Masa, the bakc is quite textured + brush marks / uneven application adds to the texture).


Quoting Ron Guidry <rongui21@yahoo.com>:

Hey Loris.

I think that I may have found a solution to your problem. This is an ingenius (at least I think so) procedure that Richard Sullivan came up with to solve the problem of paper shrinkage and registration for gum printing. The link is:

http://web.archive.org/web/20050304002732/www.bostick- sullivan.com/Technical_papers/substrat.htm

Hope this helps,
Ron Guidry