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Re: Art Boards Gesso???

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 19:03:45 -0500
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Hi Loris,

Art Boards is the worst gesso I've ever used.  Emulsion beads up, so
difficult to coat.  I tried it on aluminum and this was the result
That was just putting in the water.  No agitation.



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.