[alt-photo] Re: New gum pigment

Paul Viapiano 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 
common sense.

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.


----- Original Message ----- 
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, 
> no?
> J.
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