[alt-photo] Re: back to the flaking/speckling question
viapiano at pacbell.net
Mon Nov 21 16:35:27 GMT 2011
Do you have access to Fabriano paper...hot or soft press?
You can use that EASILY without sizing of any kind...
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From: "Willen, Matthew S" <willenm at etown.edu>
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Subject: [alt-photo] back to the flaking/speckling question
> After much experimentation, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that
> the problems with what I last week called "speckling," but was pointed out
> that it is actually "flaking," is due to something that happened while
> sizing the paper. So, the question I have now is what to do about it? I
> have a bunch of a gelatin/glyoxal sized paper (only on one side), some
> sheets do fine, others flake like there is no tomorrow, and for the life
> of me I can't determine any sort of surface difference which would
> indicate how one or another sheet might behave. Is there anyway to remove
> the sizing, and then redo it? Or just resize the other side of each sheet?
> Any suggestions?
> How about using glyoxal indoors? It is getting pretty chilly around here,
> and even though I can keep the gelatin solution warm in a thermos, as soon
> as it come out it is exposed to some chilly conditions.
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