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Re: outdoor gum demo

Hi Laura, AFAIK dark reaction won't let the pre-coated paper last for more
than a couple of hours w/o negative effects (such as fogging, or even
completely hardening...) that's so true when it's hot and humid. You have
to store the pre-coated papers in desert dry conditions to have a chance -
and I can't tell something about that since I use coated paper pretty

I would try to find a yellow tent and to put the coated papers under shade
(a box with an opening at the side, opening facing opposite side of tent's
entrance) until they're enough dry to print or I would blow dry prints
with a hairdryer quickly (always in a yellow tent!)...

But, one thing that would bother me in a similar position would be the
fact that in demonstrations, the more you're out of your standard
procedure, the more you risk to fall in a ridiculous / awkward


15 Nisan 2009, Çarşamba, 10:08 pm tarihinde, Laura V yazmış:
> Our graphic association is taking part in an arts festival in May. We
> will be working outdoors in various processes, and I got the bright (or
> dumb) idea to make gum prints in a tent, exposing them to sunlight. Has
> anyone ever tried anything like this? Is a tent light-fast enough for
> this? I was thinking I could have sheets of paper already coated in
> gum/pigment mixture and stored in a light-fast box to save having to
> allow them to dry while nobody is allowed to leave the tent! How long
> can you leave coated sheets before exposing? Can I do this the day before?
> Any tips appreciated. Thanks!
> Laura