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Standard strength gum

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  • From: Edward Draper <ercdraper@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:44:19 +0100
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Hi guys

I've managed to get myself addicted to gum printing - I use powdered gum (from Silverprint here in the UK)

And I mix it straight into my pigments - I get a lovely mix that is wonderfully variable and leaves beautiful brush strokes across the page

I love the effect - but it is very variable and uses up a lot of paper in wasted almost-right prints

I've been playing around with premix the gum with water I've just tried 5g in 100ml

I see in the latest email trail the following:

"5 ml of gum (I assume standard strength)"

What is "standard strength gum"?