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Re: Miracle size for gum

European printers, see this:

2009/10/12 Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name>:
> Christina, aquapel sounds extremely plausible to my ears, since it's
> already used as an internal sizing agent in many papers which are
> friendly to iron processes. (Most notably pure pt which is
> incompatible with gelatin sizings AFAIK... Also new cyanotype and
> argyrotype which are pretty picky about paper.) OTOH, aquapel comes in
> different strengths and properties depending on the application (it's
> also used as a concrete additive for instance), so one has to grab the
> right one and use it in the right dilution in order to achieve with
> the purpose. Meanwhile, aquapel could be a trademarked name for a
> generic monomer/polymer, therefore I'm not sure how to ask about it to
> chemistry suppliers.
> Regards,
> Loris.
> 2009/10/10 Christina Z. Anderson <zphoto@montana.net>:
>> ...
>> My results with acrylic sizing in the past have been iffy at best, but perhaps
>> this is the ticket.  I know Peter Blackburn swears by Aquapel, which I also
>> have to try here. So many sizes, so little time....