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Re: Palladium on vellum

On Sun, 24 May 2009, Rajul wrote:

I usually mount Masa on an acetate support. Despite this, unsightly wrinkles
do form due to air that sometimes gets trapped between the Masa and the
support, making registration impossible.

Wrinkles iron out easily if you clip the wet print and allow it to dry on a
thick ~4" (or wider) diameter cardboard tubing (fabric or industrial plastics
stores discard them ) cut to the length you need and around which a heavy
plastic sheet secured with duck tape is wrapped. I hope this works when you
do not want a wrinkled print.
Rajul, would you explain the function of wrapping around a tube? A glass
of water recently fell over on my work table, unnoticed because it seeped
under a couple of layers of glass, where it shrivelled and warped a couple
of negatives on paper & prints being "flattened" there. As a rule, if
prints or negs get wrinkled, I can pretty well fix with a clothes iron on
medium heat (since heating up the drymount press is a chore & that
"flattening" is generally done blind, which is risky)... But this might be
better than the iron -- or possibly a way to cool the freshly ironed...



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On 24-May-09, at 1:25 PM, Marek Matusz wrote: >


Finally after being inspired by Dan Burkholher's show I gothered all the
supplies and made my first palladium/platinum prints on vellum with silver
and gold leaf. This is one of my favorite prints that I printed many times
in gum, so I include two versions of gum prints. The vellum that I am using
now is very translucent, but it crinckles and creases so easlily. I am
learning how to deal with it. It did not really like being ironed while
wet. You can see creases that are a result of that. On the other hand I am
enjoying the wrinkles and hande-made feeling of the prints.
My scanner broke down so these are photographs of the prints taken outside
with the sun positioned to acccent the vellum surface.

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