[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment
viapiano at pacbell.net
Tue Jan 25 03:40:49 GMT 2011
Charmed life, definitely not...but I am careful (not overly so) and use
Neg was 11x17 Arista OHP on 16x20 Fab EW soft press.
When I realized that the paper had shrunk by just a few mm (in the long
direction) I remembered reading about folks humidifying their paper to
expand it again, so that's basically what I did...read it in something
called the Post Factory Journal. Awesome.
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From: "Judy Seigel" <jseigel at panix.com>
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Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 6:44 PM
Subject: [alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment
> 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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