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Re: Tricolor gum, order of layers

Loris, forgive my ignorance, but are there acacia trees growing
there, so gum arabic is a local product?

On Oct 2, 2008, at 3:44 PM, Loris Medici wrote:

Not due both technical and artistic reasons. It's economy! :)

In my part of the world, we don't have good quality inkjet
for good prices. I have to import Pictorico (which is already
with added overseas shipment + customs fees. Color gum requires at
three negatives, and that makes every print (including experimental
quite expensive! :)

I don't care about perfect sharpness + incredible smooth tonality
-> this can be achieved with injet prints already. I'm looking for
something distinguishable (by average Joe/Jane) + something that I can
manipulate in every stage. Hopefully, to me gum is the right answer.

I'm not much interested in Pt/Pd printing anymore for the same
it's expensive (and importing chemicals is a PIA. Besides, I can
buy all
gum printing material locally for very very good prices - better
than your
prices...) and people (that is average Joe's and Jane's) don't
what's so special about them just by the looks.


1 Ekim 2008, Çarşamba, 4:36 pm tarihinde, Marek Matusz yazmış:

WHy did you switch to paper negatives? Technical or artistic
reason? I
enjoy following this exchange and you print making adventure.