Re: ironing gum prints and other musings
Incidentally, Chris, we may both be thinking of the same fellow whoYou're absolutely right about this article--if I could get out from under end-of-the-semester stacks of papers I could tell you his name and when published but I think it is Collins perhaps.
However, in my experience, if you coat your paper with the pigment/gum/dichromate mix when it's too wet, it will sink so far into the paper that it will never never never ever clear... tho maybe that fellow wasn't actually making prints, just shrinking the paper (?).To me, his method was a bit odd, because why not wet the dry print on the back and let it expand instead of shrinking a wet print? It just seemed a bit backwards.