Re: Stock paint: gum solutions
Loris, quick clarification on my way out the door. I was replying in general to several comments in the thread at once without specifying who I was responding to. I can understand that you may have thought I was talking to you throughout, since the post was addressed to you, but that wasn't always the case. Specific clarifications below:
On Oct 22, 2008, at 9:25 PM, Katharine Thayer wrote:
Here my comment wasn't intended for you, but for someone else in the thread who made a general statement about relative amounts of pigment for "yellow" "magenta" and "cyan." I'm sure you wouldn't make this mistake, and I apologize for the confusion.
I don't find it necessary to print more than three layers to achieve a full tonal scale in tricolor, but I also think that printing with more layers of a lighter pigment mix gives a lovely delicate effect, so it really depends on the image and what you want to do with it.Here I was responding to Marek's comment about pigment concentration and tonal scale, with which I agree in part (too much pigment can make it difficult to a full tonal scale) and disagree in part (I don't find it necessary to print more than three layers to achieve a full tonal scale, but it does really depend on the image and what you want to do with it. Hope that's all clearer,