RE: Single coat gums
Talk about dredging up the past!
I had forgotten even doing that.
Now that I have worked with carbon for a few years I can see where Zimmerman
was coming from.
I think his process is similar to what we think the direct carbon process
was, and in specifics, the Arvel process. Christian Nze sent me a
translation of a formula for direct carbon a few years ago. Basically it was
a very thin tissue with very little gelatin and lots of pigment. Sounds a
lot like Z's method. I am not sure what the working model is for this just
yet. Like Jack Benny, I'm thinkin.
From: Don Bryant [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:02 PM
Subject: RE: Single coat gums
Thanks for the link but I was aware of his post. There once was a copy of a
file outlining the method on the B&S website, but it is gone now.
When the old B&S alt forum was still active I did see one individuals scans
of prints using this method. Very nice work, moody images printed with a
mixture of Paynes Grey and Ivory Black originally shot on Kodak HIE.
Thai person used the blotter technique and swore by it. His results seemed
to support his claims. Unfortunately that is the only instance I'm aware of.
Can blotter paper still be purchased?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Single coat gums
Dick Sullivan made a successful print,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Bryant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:50 PM
Subject: Single coat gums
> Okay, I have a question regarding single coat gum printing techniques.
> Has anyone ever tried the Zimmerman method for single coat gum printing?
> I've always been intrigued by the idea and wondered if it really worked.
> I suppose I could try and find out but never the less I'm curious to hear
> anyone else's experience.
> Don Bryant
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