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Re: Art Boards Gesso???

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 09:12:14 -0500
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I haven't used this particular product, but I am interested in trying
it.  I am especially drawn by this statement: "Its balance is
carefully formulated to have more refined dry solids and less acrylic
polymers. "  Most acrylic gessoes produces a "plasticky" finish that
rejects gum emulsion.  Adding additional marble powder to other
gessoes has resulted in flaking and peeling.

Loris, are you using lithography ink or oil paint?  The stiff ink that
is used in print work should not cause oil stains (at least I have
never seen this).

I am attempting to print some large oilprints on aluminum.  For me,
the rigid surface makes the oiling process far easier.  Mistakes can
be "erased" with mineral spirits.

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:56 AM, Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name> wrote:
> I found a product which sounds interesting for those who want to print gum
> on impermeable and/or rigid surfaces like Yupo, aluminum sheets, wooden
> painting boards ect. ect... This product is also interesing for gumoil,
> since gumoil is done with oil paints on paper -> which is not a good
> combination for those who like / want longevity with their works. If I can
> print on wood I want to try gumoils. (Have tried with paper, got
> interesting / promising results but didn't like the oil stain on the back
> of the paper at all!)
> See the product page here: http://tinyurl.com/3s3w9e (read to bottom)
> Has anyone used this (or any similar) product before? I'm still highly
> interested in printing on impermeable media like Yupo or aluminum sheets -
>  giving me five important advantages: 1. cheaper price (Fabriano Artistico
> is quite expensive to me compared to Yupo or aluminum sheets), 2.
> dimensional stability (no shrinking step / no registration problems), 3.
> quick drying (faster working), 4. easier reusability in case of bummers
> (you can be harsh while erasing with Yupo / aluminum and such), 5. better
> longevity compared to paper - but haven't found a reliable / easy to me
> method. Keith, I envy your ability and patience in printing on aluminum!
> Any suggestions for / experience with similar products?
> Thanks in advance,
> Loris.