Re: Gum on masa, again
I think that has to be the answer, developing face up, because it's
lifting the edges to look underneath that seems to really exacerbate
this problem for me. I like the suggestions of developing face up,
lifting it out with a support and hanging it up clinging to the support.
I had about given up on this paper entirely, but your corroboration
and suggestions have given me hope to press on. Thanks,
On Oct 12, 2008, at 12:49 PM, Keith Gerling wrote:
I find masa extremely difficult to handle when wet. I usually "scoop"
it out of the water - developing it face up - with a sheet of aluminum
or plexiglass, hang it up clinging to the support, and then peel the
print off of the support after it has dried a little. Certainly it is
understandable that you would get creases.
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 10:35 PM, Katharine Thayer
Well, folks, I've been tearing my hair out trying to print on this
and it's not working well for me at all. I've re-read the latest
on the subject, and I don't see anywhere anyone mentioning the
is making the paper impossible for me. I've adjusted my coating
mix to its
requirements so it coats okay, though the paper tends to go wavy
absorbs the coating, and it prints fine, but the thing that ruins
me is that when the paper gets wet through, it becomes very
disturbance of the paper (gently picking up an edge to look at how
developing, etc) opens a crease, almost a tear, that tends to run
diagonally across the print but can go in any direction, and there
more than one of them. Does this happen to no one but me? Do you
screen or something to support the paper in the water, the way one
with a delicate Japanese paper?
Someone suggested that being such a cheap paper, maybe there are
inconsistencies between batches so that none of us are actually
same paper, which would explain why people have such different
with it. Keith recently suggested that "there are a few
surprises that await those who are willing to experiment" with
is this one of them? If so, I'm not delighted.