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Re: Reprise ...Re: archivalness of gum

Thanks, Judy. I actually didn't know that about watercolor, so that was a bad answer I gave him-- and maybe he knew that, and so probably the reason he asked. But thanks to a few people here, I can now tell him all about the archival properties of gum. So . . . maybe gum over platinum is actually THE most archival! :)


On Dec 22, 2007, at 12:57 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:

On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Hey Judy,
.... I was very surprised when the person asked me that question about putting a layer of gum over platinum (this person, who, admittedly, doesn't do alt processes and only prints digitally). My reply was simply that maybe he should ask a painter who specializes in watercolors if he/she thinks their paintings are archival. ??
EXCELLENT question ! (Watercolor is officially the least archival "art" medium... for whatever that's worth.)


I did print all that work on Hahnemuhle, but haven't tried any of their papers for alt printing yet.
I liked their Merten Spiese (sp?) for gum... it doesn't show as much texture in the actual print as it looks like.... But I need to try that Photo Rag paper.... thanks...