[alt-photo] Re: Preshrinking paper for gum?
dlhbloomfield at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 00:47:11 GMT 2013
No problem, Kurt. :) I said that, because I'm always mentioning this paper here, it seems-- mostly sounding like a broken record and like I have a lot of stock in it-- so I thought you were being funny. Never mind. So, yes; there seems to be a difference between soft press and cold press. Technically, I'm not actually sure what the real differences are-- and, truth be told, I've never used the cold press-- so maybe it performs in exactly the same way as the soft press (though I'm guessing not). But when I see the cold press, it has much more texture to it-- in both look and feel-- than the soft press. Fabriano also sells yet another that they label "rough press," and that seems to have the most texture of all-- that's pretty rough looking stuff. I have no idea what people use that for, except as a substitute for regular sheetrock.;) So I would say the soft press is somewhere between hot press and cold press-- it has a texture, but very fine.
Hope that helps.
So thanks about the COT320 information, too. I'm definitely trying it.
On Jan 17, 2013, at 7:28 PM, Kurt Nagy wrote:
> My apologies, I was being neither. Is there a difference between soft press or cold press? I was asking to see if there was a difference as I don't like the texture of cold press but I got my words all jumbled :)
> No I do not preshrink or size COT 320. First layer is cyanotype and go from there :)
> On Jan 17, 2013, at 5:58 PM, Diana Bloomfield <dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Hey Kurt,
>> I can never tell if someone is being funny or not (online)-- but, yeah, it's Fabriano soft-press. ;)
>> On Jan 17, 2013, at 6:31 PM, Kurt Nagy wrote:
>>> So I guess I read wrong at first. I meant to ask for examples of the press type you use, so "soft" press, not cold press
>>> 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.n
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