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papers for gum

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  • From: Laura Valentino <laura@this.is>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:09:04 +0000
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Hi All,
Since the list seems to be in gum-mode, I thought I'd ask what papers you are using. I started with Lanaquarelle, both hot and cold pressed, because it came with my "gum print kit". I think it is a rather nice paper, but then I decided to try Fabriano Artistico 600 gsm (at the suggestion of Hamish Stewart) as the idea of a heavy paper that dries flat appealed to me. It's wonderful for that...but I've come to the conclusion that it's not really a very beautiful paper (to each his own). The hot pressed is just sooo smooth and flat and the cold pressed has an very regular lumpy texture that I don't like.

I see that Loris (and maybe others) have tried Masa paper...I went online and see that it is very lightweight. It doesn't buckle?

There isn't a huge selection of papers here locally, some brands that are available are Waterford, Dahler Rowney, Schut (I think is how the woman on the phone spelled it) and Hannemuhle. Has anyone used those? Other than that, I'll have to special order, but I'm used to that.