Re: Masa findings
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- From: Keith Gerling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 16:16:36 -0500
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Thanks, Sam. I've done that, and it looks good for awhile. But then
the crinkly finish returns. I think it is more a matter of the
varying degree of gum warping the surface. The gelatin pulls
everything together and even things out.
I forgot to mention something regarding this: when I tried to adhere
the rough side to the aluminum with gelatin, it did NOT let loose.
Totally glued the paper to the surface.
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:08 PM, sam wang <email@example.com> wrote:
> Instead of putting the print faced down on a piece of aluminum, try laying
> it on the aluminum or a piece of glass emulsion side up. Don't squeegee,
> just let it smooth itself on the support. When dry, you can easily pop it
> I dry pt/pd prints made on the even thinner "rice paper" that way. Don't
> need to use the drymount press afterwards. Should work with gum on Masa.
> Sam Wang
> On May 7, 2008, at 10:06 AM, Keith Gerling wrote:
> > I love printing gum on Masa paper, but I have to admit that the final
> > result has something to be desired. The paper lacks "character" and
> > is so thin that the dried print is very warped and crinkly.
> > Dry-mounting works well, but I would really like to find an
> > alternative that doesn't have such a permanent effect on the print.
> > Besides, Masa is so thin and light that a stack of 10 prints weighs
> > about as much as one mount board.
> > I've played with a couple of flattening ideas that, while ultimately
> > unsuccessful, still are kind of interesting. One of them in
> > particular gives a finished print that is unlike any gum print I have
> > ever seen - sort of like a ferrotyped silver gelatin print. I print
> > on the SMOOTH side, wet the finished dry print, brush on a layer of
> > gelatin, and squeegee this to a shiny piece of aluminum face down. As
> > the gelatin dries, the print shrinks and it pulls itself off of the
> > aluminum. The result is a very shiny gum print. Unfortunately, it
> > does very little for the dmax. Still, it is a rather novel look that
> > I can see might have some use.
> > Keith