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Re: Masa-gum question for Keith Gerling

Thanks, much. I've been quite happy with Arches bright white, until it came time to order a new box, and the $100 price tag (substantial increase in the last year or two) what with things being the way they are these days is making masa look definitely attractive to me. By the way, I spent some time again yesterday looking at your dancers on masa, you've really got some great prints there.

On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:30 AM, Keith Gerling wrote:

No. To recap: I was having problems getting a smooth and even
emulsion coat without having the dry surface absorb before the
emulsion could be spread. Humidification addressed this. With masa
all kinds if problems ensued (all caused by the paper being very
thin), so I started misting the paper and then immediately coating.
Now, I just add the water to the emulsion (I was using 1 to 1
gum/saturated Pot Di - now more like 1 to 1 to 1.5 gum, sensitizer,
water). Everything goes on really smooth.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com> wrote:

Keith, I remember you saying, a while back, that you humidify paper before
coating. Do you do that with your masa paper as well?