Re: Question for Henk Thijs re: rabbit skin glue
Randi... thanks for letting us know the Liquitex didn't work. That's something I can
cross off my list of things to try. Sounds like good old rabbit skin is the way to go.
How ironic that we're back to the ages-old technique of sizing with r/s in order to
make digital prints.
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On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:00 PM, <email@example.com
At 01:52 PM 3/26/08 -0400, Susan wrote:
Has anyone tried using good-old
Liquitex mediums for this purpose? (surface prep for inkjet
printing) They dry clear and come in matte or gloss
I tried out acrylic medium diluted with water 1:10 and the ink beaded up
on Arches Aquarelle HP watercolour paper. So I tried diluting the
remaining mixture with an equal amount of water. This print had an odd
sort of soft-but-bright look to it, but not really acceptable.
The rabbit skin glue coating worked very well on Arches Aquarelle HP;
best inkjet print obtained with one coat of glue at Henk's recommended
dilution, rather than two coats for this particular paper.
I'll continue using the rabbit skin glue recipe, possible
varying the dilution for different papers. The watercolour paper is a lot
cheaper than Fine Art inkjet papers.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 5:10 AM,
Just one other thing, after coating, if the paper is not flat, do not try
to force the paper in the printer, just tape a stroke of flat paper on
the 'leading' site of your print paper.
On 26 mrt 2008, at 1:42,
Thanks, Henk, for the detailed
At 12:10 AM 3/26/08 +0100, Henk Thijs wrote:
15 to 20 grs crystals in 100 ml tapwater;
wait 15 min -like preparing gelatine-;
add another 100 ml water;
heat until 60 to 65 degree Celsius;
down to about 40 degree Celsius (to avoid blistering);
now i cover a tray with hot water with a piece of glas, put the paper on
it and coat with a foam brush,
let it dry and coat a second time.
(keep the glue at t40 degrees the whole time you work with it, it is not
good to let it down and heat again)
On 25 mrt 2008, at 23:30,
At 02:33 PM 12/5/07 +0100, you wrote:
that is the reason i mentioned the
rabbit glue coating; with the glue it acts like a real inkjet-paper (so
one can use all the paper one collected over the years
I've purchased the rabbit skin glue (in dry form) to make papers
receptive to inkjet printing.
On the package it says 3 tablespoons glue crystals to one quart water
(about 45 ml glue crystals to a litre of water), but this is for sizing
fabric to paint on; is that a good recipe for coating papers for inkjet?
Also, do you coat by dunking paper in a tray, or would you brush the glue
onto the paper?
Thanks for your advise, past and future.
And for the transparencies .... to
coat the clear material is cheaper and if the negative is not ok, just in
hot water and you can use it again.
On the other hand if money is not the point why messing around ....
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