Re: possible answer to archivalness comparison between carbon gum andpt/pd
Would you like me to .jpg the pages for you and send offlist? The book is:
Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints
by James M. Reilly, Kodak Publication No. G-2S, Eastman Kodak Co., 1986.
Even 22 years old, it is a great resource because it is peppered with pictures of the different processes.
Alberto, what is GRN?
Thanks, Gawain, for your insightful comments. I also contemplated last night whether archivalness was important in our work, or displayed a certain hubris that we thought our work was so important it should last for historical value. Then I realized that **I** get asked questions by customers about how long the print will last! And I have been told that if a museum or a gallery wants your work, they, too, ask these kinds of questions, so to me we should worry about it, not as a pride thing but as an integrity thing. Otherwise, why should I have my framer always mount my gum prints in archival mat board, both front and back? It costs me an arm and a leg...
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alberto Novo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: possible answer to archivalness comparison between carbon gum and pt/pd
Christina,What I found in there was surprising. It said that platinum was "exceptionally" archival, however, the agents we use to develop and clear