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RE: another 3 layer gum attempt

A less dense negative paired with more pigment maybe, or more dichromate and
more pigment... (The borders aren't dark in my screen, by my definition. I
don't take the darkest dark parts into consideration because it seems more
like pigment build up in the edges.)

Also, to darken you can try to print a 4th negative (the K from the CYMK
separation) with black pigment. Or, print each RGB negative once more with
black pigment using a higher contrast emulsion - because you need the
pigment only in the shadows... (And you don't want to totally block the

Many ways to slit the acacia tree right? ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: Katharine Thayer [mailto:kthayer@pacifier.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 5:26 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: 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...
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/viapiano/3718825618/
> 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...
> Paul