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Re: gum arabic

What company, and what prices?

Kordofan was historically thought to be the best, though many said the gum didn't make a dif where it came from (Africa, Sudan, Sengal, East India, Alexandria). Kuehn preferred Kordofan, and then Ghenziri, and said Senegal gum did not print well, lifting off more readily and leaving a residue.

Since I have never had much choice in location of gum I never gave it much thought, actually, but I much prefer the gum Daniel Smith sells that is very light in color. But I do wonder how much difference gum makes from the different places....

Christina Z. Anderson
----- Original Message ----- From: "Laura Valentino" <laura@this.is>
To: "Alt Photo Process" <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:20 AM
Subject: gum arabic

The company I order my art paper from has gum arabic in 2 varieties: Gum Arabic (Kordofan) No. 1 and Gum Arabic (Nigerian) No. 3. Any idea what the difference is? Would either be fine for gum bichromate?

The woman I talked to told me these were for mixing with pigments, and the Kordofan was favored for watercolor pigments. Thanks!

Best Regards,

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