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Re: shrinking Masa

Hi Loris,
But if original sizing is already holding them in the same position
relative to other fibers, why bother with them? Don't we just need cold
(room temp.) water take care of those which are not so tightly bound to
go on? That would be my take...
I think that shrinking in warm (not hot!) water is simply more effective and so in the safer side, though not very important due to the effect of the following gum layers.
... The only effect you see on the
image side is the gloss in the shadows...
Perhaps it is easier to see because the surface is more uniform (no image, no shinings, etc.)? I should look at my gums, but now I am not at home.