[alt-photo] Re: Preshrinking paper for gum?
dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 17 23:22:20 GMT 2013
Okay; well, I have some COT 320 here. I'll try it tomorrow. I was sitting here wondering why it is that I like a little texture on the gum prints, and I realized it's because texture probably hides all kinds of little horrors that a smooth paper would show. ;) I don't know. I do like COT 320, though, and I have used it for gum over platinum-- but I've not used it for a straight multi-layer gum print. I'll try it tomorrow, though, and let you know how it goes.
Thanks, Kurt. Oh. So are you not pre-shrinking, either?
On Jan 17, 2013, at 6:18 PM, Kurt Nagy wrote:
> I see
> Yep, gum over cyanotype on COT 320
> On Jan 17, 2013, at 5:12 PM, Diana Bloomfield <dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Their cold press is very textured. I've never tried it. I like smooth papers for platinum printing, but for gum-- I don't know-- I like a little texture. So are you doing gum on COT 320, then?
>> On Jan 17, 2013, at 5:29 PM, Kurt Nagy wrote:
>>> Do you have an examples of their cold press? I like smooth hot press papers, I'm currently using COT 320 and have no issues but I'd like to see what Fabriano looks like.
>>> I don't size with COT 320 and get great results (I think)
>>> On Jan 17, 2013, at 4:19 PM, Diana Bloomfield <dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>>> Do you mean other papers by Fabriano, or other paper brands?
>>>> I have tried that on other Fabriano papers, specifically their hot-press and cold press papers. I never liked their hot-press, even when I would pre-shrink and size. I didn't mind the 300 lb hot-press paper so much, except that it was a bit like chopping wood to make smaller pieces-- but I never liked the 140 lb hot press. I'm not sure why. Something about the surface, and I also didn't like the way it seemed to get wrinkly after repeated water soaks. Maybe I just like a bit more texture in my papers.
>>>> But . . . with the hot press, I found that the registration was too "off" for me, without first pre-shrinking. This paper also has a lot of sizing in it, but once it soaks in water, so much of that is lost. For some reason, that's not the case with their soft-press. If I did not pre-shrink-- the paper, of course, retained all its own sizing-- and so the first coat was great. The subsequent coats were too mis-registered for me. When I did
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