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Re: My own PVA glue sizing experience (attn: marek + the gum woesagain)

Try to add calcium carbonate powder into the glue. Maybe that will
make something usable? It works for acrylic gesso (with some
reservations)... I may switch to PVAc glue if that works for me; PVAc
glue is considerably cheaper than acrylic gesso to me. May not be so
for others; art materials are usually priced high here in Istanbul.
For instance, they sell an A3+ sheet of my favourite inkjet paper for
USD 10, can you believe that!? The paper is Hahnemuehle Photo Rag
Ultrasmooth BTW... I tried to tell them (the product manager at the
distributor office) that they can't penetrate the market with those
prices but it was like talking to a wall...

 2009/10/23 phritz phantom <phritz-phantom@web.de>:
> ...
> caparol 1+4 on primed canvas and wood (a layer of white acrylic primer
> beneath) did print fine, but the exposed gum had nothing to adhere to and
> washed off completely. the situation was a little better on the canvas than
> on the wood.
> maybe this is interesting to someone