[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment

Judy Seigel jseigel at panix.com
Tue Jan 25 02:44:47 GMT 2011

On Mon, 24 Jan 2011, Paul Viapiano wrote:

> Normally, I coat the paper, let it dry naturally for about 1/2 an hour (I'm 
> in the southwest US, low humidity) and expose. That never changes...until 
> yesterday. I coated the paper, life intervened, and I ended up slapping the 
> neg on about 4-5 hours later. The pinholes I use for registration did not 
> line up. Uh oh...so I turned the paper over and brushed some water from a 
> foam brush over the image area, just enough to get it damp, waited until the 
> shine wore off, maybe 10 minutes or under, flipped it over and registered 
> perfectly.

You may also live a charmed life... that's another way to ruin a negative, 
or do it 10 times & never get it at just the right point. (Tho you could 
simply be an extremely careful artisan.)

PS.  Size of neg and the particular material are probably also variables, 


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