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RE: Tricolor gum, order of layers

HP sells a paper called translucent inkjet bond. Mine is from
freedompaper.com. It's a 18lb smooth paper which looks like a bolder
drafting/tracing paper (it has some size I presume since it's marketed as
inkjet media).

Hope this helps,

3 Ekim 2008, Cuma, 11:05 am tarihinde, john@johnbrewerphotography.com yazmış:
> Hi Loris
> Could you describe the paper you use for negatives a little more? You say
> it
> is quite translucent, Is it like draughting film (paper) or velum ? Who is
> the manufacturer? Pictorico here in the UK is expensive too.
> Regards
> John.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Loris Medici [mailto:mail@loris.medici.name]
> Sent: 02 October 2008 23:26
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: Re: Tricolor gum, order of layers
> Yes, composite grayscale is exactly grayscale including color inks. With
> my
> printer that means: back + light gray + some (very little I presume) color
> ink...
> Probably oiling would mask some of the paper texture... I noticed that the
> paper you mention is a special photo paper. If I'm not mistaking, the
> printers lay much more ink and use a much denser dithering algorithm with
> those "photo" papers. Instead, I use a special type of plain paper (which
> is
> quite translucent - and less textured / but there's still some texture
> - compared to ordinary plain paper) and I print using the plain paper
> profile provided in the printer driver (which lays much less ink and uses
> a
> more visible / relaxed dithering pattern), and I think that's the main
> difference leading to my pointillistic result which you haven't observed.
> Hope this helps,
> Loris.
> 1 Ekim 2008, Çarşamba, 12:13 am tarihinde, Katharine Thayer yazmış:
>> Hi Loris,
>> Aaah, I get it now.  You erased and reprinted the cyan layer.
>> Thanks, and sorry for being so dense.
>> Hmm,  that's very interesting about the pointillism; by "composite
>> grayscale" you mean greyscale printed with color inks, I assume.
>> That's how I've always printed my paper negatives, and I haven't ever
>> got that effect, except for the one time I mentioned when I used
>> pencil to make changes on the paper negative.  I wonder what the
>> difference is, whether it's oiled or not, or maybe the kind of paper?
>> The paper that's always worked best for me has been Epson Photo
>> Quality Inkjet Paper, (now called  Presentation Paper Matte -- same
>> stock number, different name), oiled.  I used to use mineral oil, til
>> Keith suggested baby oil and I switched over.  Well, it doesn't
>> matter, I'm just curious ; I like to try to understand things that
>> aren't immediately obvious to me.
>> You're most welcome, glad to offer what help  I can, although
>> ultimately it's gum that teaches its requirements and principles to
>> those who are willing to learn from it; all I can do is point in a
>> general direction.
>> Katharine
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