[alt-photo] Re: masa paper

francis schanberger frangst at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 14:42:48 GMT 2011

I have never used masa but I suspect the paper suffers the same problem as
kozo unryu. In regards to handling be careful of creases, folds and dents.
They don't iron out. I have also on two occasions created a subtle dark
streak in a high light area which corresponds to the hinge area (gap) on my
16x20 printing frame while printing vandyke brown.

I use a sheet of plexi to transport large, washed prints to the clothes


On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Keith Gerling <keith.gerling at gmail.com>wrote:

> For one coat, I've found the smooth side to be easier, but shiny and
> lacking.  Can be downright ugly.   For multi-coats, the smooth side is far
> easier, the rough side tends to abrade.  Masa is not some delicate rice
> paper that needs special care.  Its tough.  The biggest problem I've found
> with it is that it whips all over the place when it hangs on the line
> drying.  For metal printing thats no big deal, but for gum a major PITA.
> Ironic to see this post today.  I will start using masa today for the first
> time in years.  I ran out of wood and its too cold and snowy to haul!
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:58 PM, Paul Viapiano <viapiano at pacbell.net>
> wrote:
> > Hi all...
> >
> > Regarding masa paper...pt/pd printing...
> >
> > Smooth or rough side, ya think?
> >
> > I know, I know...put some support underneath it in the dev and clearing
> > baths, be gentle, dilute coating solution with a bit of distilled water,
> rod
> > is better than brush, etc...
> >
> > ...but do you like prints on the rough or smooth side, and why?
> >
> > Thanks...
> >
> > Paul
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francis schanberger


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