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Re: Gum printing technique

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  • Subject: Re: Gum printing technique
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:48:53 -0600
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I'm curious as to what people find to be sloppy.  He clearly does
measure his components, and the speed at which he works is a result of
the scale of his print.

I can't wear gloves during the coating process.  I tried it a long
time ago, but found it to be very awkward.  After handling gallons of
dichromates during my years, I think I've had to wash it off my skin
twice.  There's something to be said for just being careful.  But
then, I don't eat with a bib, either.

As for the lights, I could be wrong but I figure they were raised up
in order to make the video.

On Dec 18, 2007 5:03 PM, Laura Valentino <laura@this.is> wrote:
> >                         Maybe there's something to discuss in this
> > video..............?
> I found it very interesting to watch and would love to see more of this
> type of video!
> Interesting bits:
> printing on wood
> eyeball measurements
> powdered pigments
> rolling on the gum mixture
> 3 part negative (and the fact that you do see the lines in the finished
> print, but in this case the image is strong enough to hold its own IMO)
> size of bank of lights compared to size of print
> Is there glass covering the negative during exposure? I can't tell. If
> not, that would be interesting too.
> This isn't a "how to" video for beginners, but an example of someone's
> process, so the no gloves doesn't bother me...but interesting that he
> doesn't wear them. Must be a "live dangerously" kinda guy.
> Laura