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Re: Gamblin PVA as size--help


You need to contact the two people who use Gamblin very succesfully...Jim Larimer and Steve Dowell.

Jim has been frequenting here lately...

Steve's website is: http://www.scdowellphoto.com/index.cfm

Both of them have work for viewing in the Gallery at Hyrid Photo: http://hybridphoto.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=8

There are so many variables in the gum process, as well as all the alt processes...talk to them!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles Ryberg" <cryberg@comcast.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:25 PM
Subject: Gamblin PVA as size--help

Folks: I coated some FAB with full strength Gamblin PVA as a size for gum. Dried for four days. The gum coating fisheyed like I have never seen before. The color streaked badly. The 10 x 10 test matrix printed essentially binary--about half paper white and half dark blue. As I lifted the print out of the water most of the blue slid off--I think that's called "sloughing." A second try with a little tween wasn't any better and a third with a lot of tween wasn't either.
Do you use everclear? Thick than normal gum? Eye of newt?
Thanks for any advice. Charles Portland Oregon