[alt-photo] Re: Preshrinking paper for gum?

Diana Bloomfield dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 17 18:12:05 GMT 2013

Hey Denny,

I don't shrink paper anymore--- with the paper I now use-- but back when I did (and I never did real tests on it like you)-- I realized, at some point, that the temperature of the water didn't really seem to matter much.   And really hot water seemed to offer bad results-- bad things happened with really hot water.   Also, no matter how much I left it in water-- registration was still never perfect-- so it almost seemed pointless.  And then I discovered the perfect paper that required no pre-shrinking (up to a certain size), and no sizing-- so I put it all out of my head after that. ;)


On Jan 17, 2013, at 1:03 PM, Denny wrote:

> Folks, I did some simple testing to try to evaluate how to shrink paper,
> details here:
> http://www.dennisspector.com/technotes/preshrink.html
> I was surprised by the results, and I'm wondering if anyone else has looked
> at this closely, what did you find?  Any noticeable effects of water
> temperature?  Amount of shrinking?  (I'm sure these vary with different
> papers, and I know some papers may not require any preshrinking.)
> Thanks,
> Denny 
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