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Re: another 3 layer gum attempt

I agree with Jim; the color and value of the borders suggests that your pigment is adequate, but the negative is apparently keeping it from printing as deep in the image itself.

On Jul 13, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Jim Larimer wrote:

You are doing good, Paul! Just a guess, but I think that a less dense negative is the answer.

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Paul Viapiano <viapiano@pacbell.net> wrote:
Hello everyone...hope you had a nice weekend.

I tried another 3 layer gum print (same image as before) and althought the colors are better than the last time I did 3 layers only, I'm not getting enough color down to give my print a nice strong density. I'm getting good strong color in the clear borders...


I'm getting good clearing in approx 20-40 minutes...

My guess is I should be using a less dense negative. Do you all concur?

Thanks to everyone for your help...