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Re: Masa-gum question for Keith Gerling

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  • Subject: Re: Masa-gum question for Keith Gerling
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:10:37 -0500
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There are disadvantages working with masa, but the price makes up for
them.  With masa you actually get two papers, as the rough side and
the smooth side are completely different.  There are actually a few
interesting little surprises that await those willing to experiment.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com> wrote:
> 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.
> k
> 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?
>>> Katharine