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Re: Palladium on vellum

Thanks Rajul... and to prove the axiom that "chance favors the prepared mind," today, while out on an errand I spotted a tube of perfect dimensions, and perfectly clean, sticking out of a city trash basket. I liberated it & will proceed as you say ASAP.


On Sun, 24 May 2009, Rajul wrote:

Wrapping around a tube will stretch the wet print good and taught and, if held in that position till it dries, will de-wrinkle it. This has been my experience.

If I understand your recent accident w the water glass correctly, some paper negs and prints became shrivelled and warped. Take the least favorite of these or simulate the accident with a disposable neg/print. Wet it thoroughly, then stretch it as I described, using clothespins to hold it snug against the prepared tube, then let it dry at room temp.
Examine if its dimensions are restored. Hope this helps. Rajul

On 24-May-09, at 7:17 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:

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.