RE: Bleach-development with gum
I'm interested! Can you please also send me a sample along with your
notes? I really need some help for my fine-tuning.
Thanks in advance,
Quoting Marek Matusz <email@example.com>:
You do like to experiment! Perhaps all the gum printers are like
that. I am not surprized that the gum print done by "your method"
looks best. After all you have done countless experiments to arrive
at it. Taking somebody elses method would require some fine tuning.
Variables like paper, sieze, dichromate to gum ratio, development
style, etc are at play here. Some of them might be important
contributors to the method.
I do have a couple of prints with very precise notes I could send
you a scan and detailed description if you are interested.
My first inclination is that you gum layer is too thick. You can
achieve high DMAX with either thicker gum layer or thinner, but more
pigmented layer. Do you know what is the pigment concentration in
your mix? Perhaps paper/sieze is a contributor as well. Thanks for
posting the pictures and as always interesting discussion.