Re: Types of Gum? Dyes instead of pigments?
This chap is experimenting to see whether the plant dyes used in anthotypes
are reasonably permanent.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: Types of Gum? Dyes instead of pigments?
> Nope, and nope, Jacek.
> However, there are a number on this list doing Temperaprint, or using
> gloy...and, of course, gelatin as in carbon printing. Also albumen.
> I don't know why plant dyes wouldn't work if they could be suspended in
> gum, but you'd want to worry about archival colors. Could you test it and
> tell us what happens?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jacek" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 9:13 PM
> Subject: Types of Gum? Dyes instead of pigments?
> > Hi all,
> > I was wondering if anyone used another form of a binder in Gum
> > printing. Most of the sources I've read have all used Gum Arabic, though
> > there are many other that exist Gum tragacanth,Guar Gum, Locust Bean
> > Tara Gum, Xanthan Gum etc.
> > Perhaps a different gum might hold more pigment or give another
> > result?
> > Other than using watercolour pigments, has anyone tried using dyes? I
> > presume that a pigment is a insoluble powder, when using gum and
> > to light the pigment is trapped, where a dye used perhaps the gum can't
> > trap the soluble liquid? Though is it possible to take a dye and make it
> > into a pigment? Silly question perhaps? :) I had this idea to use plant
> > dyes for my colours, wondering if its feasible or not?
> > Cheers
> > Jacek