Ok, three observations,
1) the wrinkling and puckering dries down pretty well (but coating is still
2) unsized Masa stains
3) anybody that successfully uses baby-oiled negatives must have the
patience of a saint and plenty of time
On Dec 6, 2007 12:49 PM, Keith Gerling <
> Thanks. I just coated an un-sized sheet and it is drying now and I'm
> concerned. Does your 3M adhesive-mounted Masa pucker and wrinkle really bad?
> A month ago, I tried mounting with gelatin (doesn't stand up to a long soak)
> and 3M. I was having problems mounting it evenly, bu now with four hands (my
> son) I mounted several sheets with 3M spray. The one I just coated was
> puckering before I could get the emulsion smoothed out. I'm assuming these
> bubbles are from spots of paper not hit with spray, but if I spray any more it
> gets really messy.
> On Dec 6, 2007 12:23 PM, Loris Medici <
>> Hi Keith,
>> Yes it applies to multi-layer prints on Masa too. But I think there's
>> something wrong with my sizing method; I normally size using a 3% 250 Bloom
>> gelatin - sizing + hardening are both done in the same time (I add 1ml
>> formalin per 1g of gelatin into the solution before applying it to the
>> I decided to use a lower gelatin concentration after Christina's advice of
>> brushing harder and working the sizing into the paper's fibers - as I
>> understand it. Perhaps the higher concentration (combined with hard gelatin)
>> was making the surface too slick as Christina suggested.
>> Anyway, I just finished sizing few 1/4 sheets of Fabriano Artisico (no
>> Traditional and/or Extra White designation on the packaging) with 1%
>> gelatin, brushing vigorously -> will report how it went...
>> BTW, the bleach developed print also was done on unsized Fabriano Artistico.
>> Another note: Unsized Masa stains! (Fabriano too, but much less compared to
>> Masa...) So try it both sized and unsized, see for yourself. I may also size
>> few sheets of Masa later (with the new 1% concentration) if all goes well
>> with Fabriano.
>> From: Keith Gerling <
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