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Re: "Miracle Muck" ???


Your recollection is accurate. I bought some while in Santa Fe that yera and used it my gum mix for a little while. Stuart contended that it helped enable a printer to use a higher pigment load per unit volume of a gum mix before flaking set in. I didn't really notice much difference in my printing one way or the other, and forgot to add it one day, and then kept forgetting. But I felt pretty smart for a while when I did use it.

On Apr 5, 2009, at 6:46 PM, Don Bryant wrote:


At APIS 2003 Stuart Melvin gave a gum printing demonstration and mentioned
the use of Miracle Muck. If I recall properly it's use was to prevent gum
flaking but my memory may be a little shady about that detail. At least that
is how remember it.

There are others here on the list that were present that day and may have
more information to share.

Don Bryant

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 6:41 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: "Miracle Muck" ???

While searching for something else in the back of beyond I came across a
bottle of a white substance labelled "Raphael's MIRACLE MUCK". I recall
that someone on the list (Chris, was that you?) found out about it
somewhere (at APIS?) and swore by it for something, so I may not have been
the only one who purchased it from "Artisan/Santa fe, inc. The Art Supply
Source of the Southwest."

Mine has been opened and apparently used once, then tucked out of sight,
(and mind). The label says:

"Great adhesive for fabric! Non-yellowing. Marvelous for joining frame
corners, dries with slight elasticity. Use with fabrics...most PVC
products and wood. Best straight from the bottle but may be thinned with
small am't water... Heat re-activable ..."

Which could be for anything, and finally,

"2.2 grams/liter V.O.C."

(whatever VOC is).

Clues, info, advice, haikus, whatever., appreciated....