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Re: Gum on masa, again

Thanks. I would never think about developing face up if I hadn't read
it... I was thinking about making special foots that can be attached to
the corners of the rigid support, so that it stays face down but doesn't
touch the surface. Probably will try this before resorting to the usual
(that is, to develop face up); I just don't like the idea of fiddling much
with the print during development, which I acknowledge as a
nice'n'effective method for intervention, but find it too stressful
(because of the fear of ruining the print).


13 Ekim 2008, Pazartesi, 12:14 am tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
> No staining.  Most of my work done in the last 8 years had been on
> surfaces that don't float so I've become quite accustomed to having
> the print face up.  Less surprises that way.    I do give the tray a
> good rocking every few minutes to make sure that the print stays
> evenly wet.
> 2008/10/12 Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name>:
>> Keith, how you develop the print face up? That interests me for future
>> prints on rigid surface such as aluminum or wood. Do you agitate the
>> print
>> often? Don't you get staining (due to melted gum/pigment migrating
>> irrelevant places)?
>> Regards,
>> Loris.
>> 12 Ekim 2008, Pazar, 10:49 pm tarihinde, Keith Gerling yazmış:
>>> 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.