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Re: Artistico Unsized?

Judy said:
I myself found that with my usual materials and methods I
>never did a  print without added external sizing that
>satisfied me.  Maybe I lack  finesse -- whatever, that was
>my experience.  

Amen, sista!  I spent one summer using unsized Artistico and
the gum prints were acceptable but somewhat veiled.  When i
finally bit the bullet and sized as my general rule, it was
infinitely more predictable and acceptable.  I did two
unsized prints recently and found the same issue again and
threw both prints out. For my practice, sizing is necessary.

You can NOT size--Sam Wang doesn't--but I agree with Hamish
and Judy that sizing is a good thing.  It makes my life

Interestingly, I had some guy contact me via my website and
YELL at me for recommending sizing as the "only" way to go!
I don't know the guy from Adam and I can't believe I wasted
time replying to that little s--t nicely. It was all based
on a pic I have of a carbon black step wedge with a swath of
size down the middle showing the difference between sized
and unsized Artistico.  Gees.  

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