RE: Artistico Unsized?
Actually, I also got a veiling effect (as you describe it) on unsized
Artistico. The scan of the print shows it; see the bottom right corner,
the levels were set to make uncoated paper full white and there's
clearly some tone in the outside borders (the scan slightly exaggerates
the effect - it's not as bad as it looks on the screen...) For the
moment it doesn't bothers me, I'll see if it goes even worse after 2
more coats. Will definitely size if I don't like the final state of the
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Subject: Re: Artistico Unsized?
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
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