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RE: PVA size concentration for gum printing


It's on http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/3CG2/3cg2.html. Keith uses Fusion
4000 tissue (whatever that is, dry mounting tissue I guess). 

The article also mentions that he does size but doesn't say what with. I'm
not sure if the web article is word for word the same as the View Camera


-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com] 
Sent: 13 October 2009 19:51
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: PVA size concentration for gum printing

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Paul Viapiano wrote:

> http://www.flickr.com/photos/viapiano/3989853175/
> Also, don't forget that Keith Taylor prints those beautiful Decosse gums 
> in 3 layers and NO size. There is also NO preshrink in his workflow due 
> to the affixing of the paper onto an aluminum substrate and therefore 
> keeping registration integrity. So, 3 baths total and no problems with 
> stain.
> Paul

Paul, Do you know how he "affixed' it to the aluminum substrate?  I tried 
a couple of methods from old books: One was pure nightmare, and left the 
print in shreds. As I recall it used shellac as the binder, but it didn't 
"snap" off the aluminum as promised... it only left in scraps.

The second was more successful.... as I recall a coat of wax which just 
had to be warmed a tad.... but that's from memory. I'll check. (I think 
it's in either P-F #8 or #9 but I'm supposed to be rushing out now, so 
don't stop to check -- lest I end up in the studio instead.)

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