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Re: Masa-gum question for Keith Gerling

I also buy it from Jerry's Artarama. I have two 100 sheet packs on hand,
since it's overseas shipment, I have to order it in bulk to cut down cost.
It's still very cheap even after adding shipment and customs fee...

Indeed, the paper is not easy to work with for gum. To me it's very
suitable for other iron based processes like Cyanotype, Argyrotype,
Vandyke / Kallitype and Pt/Pd (albeit the cold white base might not suit
some subjects depending your taste)... Gives deep blacks. I also use it
for making carbon tissue. (But one must note that there are cheaper
alternatives. Since my carbon tissue volume is very low, it doesn't hurt
me...) The paper is very strong; can resist overnight soaking. I haven't
tried it for inkjet but I think it can work for that purpose too. (e.g.
inkjet over Cyanotype, Pt/Pd...)


24 Eylül 2008, Çarşamba, 7:17 pm tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
> H Stane,
> I purchase my masa here:
> http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/Sumi-E-Supplies/Awagami-Factory-Japanese-Papers.htm
> I'm assuming that Loris buys his somewhere closer to you.
> Please realize that my enthusiasm for masa rests solely in its cost.
> I buy this paper for $.80 US per sheet.  Given that it comes in sheets
> of 21x31 inches, the aspect ratio is perfect for my present digital
> SLR work.  If money was no object, I'd certainly be using Fabriano
> Artistico.  Although there are some nice eccentricities that happen
> occasionally with masa, it would certainly not be using it if it were
> not for the fact that I can pitch a sheet in the trash with no regret.