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Re: Gum on masa, again


I don't think there are that much different batches of the same paper
circulate (as you describe in your previous message), because I ordered
two packs of this with almost one year between the orders and it wasn't
different at all.

This paper is very strong in water (= won't disintegrate) even if you let
it soaking for more than 24 hours. I know that because I've made carbon
tissue on such soaked paper and there wasn't a slightest hint of

I didn't printed large (bigger than 9x12") on Masa and not many times but
never had that type of creasing in the stage of development too.

I had wrinkles instead (especially while using hair dryer between coats,
to work quickly).

I guess Keith would be more helpful in solving your problem with Masa...


10 Ekim 2008, Cuma, 8:17 am tarihinde, Katharine Thayer yazmış:
> On Oct 9, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Katharine Thayer wrote:
>>  the thing that ruins prints for me is that when the paper gets wet
>> through, it becomes very fragile; any disturbance of the paper
>> (gently picking up an edge to look at how it's developing, etc)
>> opens a crease, almost a tear,  that tends to run diagonally across
>> the print but can go in any direction, and there can be more than
>> one of them.
> In case anyone's having trouble picturing this:
> http://www.pacifier.com/~kthayer/html/masa.html
> this isn't the whole print, just as much of it as would fit on the
> scanner bed.
> Katharine