Re: I'm back! Hi to all + Silane?
I'm thinking William Winkler, but that could be wrong.
On Jun 16, 2008, at 7:35 AM, Katharine Thayer wrote:
Umm, it wasn't my list correspondence with Martin Mueller that I
was talking about. Martin's name I would remember, at any rate
Martin has never printed gum on glass as far as I know, and the guy
I'm talking about, I corresponded with privately, not on this
list. I don't remember his ever posting on this list; I found him
on the Bostick and Sullivan list, and the main part of our
correspondence occurred not on that list but privately. He sent
me (and would probably send you) the specific instructions that
work for him for gum, and I tried it and achieved partial
success, but I was already late getting the work done for that
particular show that I had wanted to print on glass, and didn't
have any more time to experiment, so I abandoned the glass printing
project for then and did that series a different way. But he's
the one to talk to about this. As I said, the guys at Bostick and
Sullivan would know who he is and how to get in touch with him.
If I was talking about something that could be found in the list
archives, I would have said so.
On Jun 16, 2008, at 12:37 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
I found your correspondence with Martin Mueller here:
I will do few things different:
First, the sources I could find about glass silanization (mostly
about preparing glass or mica dishes for culture growing ect.,
better adhesion of organic molecules onto the glass) say one should
*rinse* the glass after a *timed* dip into the solution. Second, I
put a hardened gelatin *subbing* layer between cyanotype/gum layer
silanized glass. I saw no evidence that you did these in your
(probably because Martin hadn't mentioned).
I feel more positive about cyanotype, I have doubts about gum
silanized and primed with gelatin, the glass will have very little
it any - for gum). We'll see if I ever manage to try this in a
15 Haziran 2008, Pazar, 11:49 pm tarihinde, Katharine Thayer
I've tried silane and not had good luck with it, but there's a
guy.... unfortunately I can't remember his name. .... who has
perfected printing gum on glass using silane as a sub. He and I
corresponded for a while several years ago on the subject but I've
changed computers since then and don't have any of that
correspondence now. But I'm sure the people who frequent the
and Sullivan forum, if it still exists, will know who I'm talking
about, and for all I know, he may well still post there himself, if
it does still exist. And maybe someone here knows who I'm talking
about. William something, I think... maybe. I'd recommend looking
him up, and to do that, I'd recommend starting with the Bostick and
Sullivan forum. Good luck.
On Jun 15, 2008, at 10:46 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
Hi to all,
I'm (finally) back home after 6 months of military service.
As you can easily understand, I'm craving for taking photographs
making alt prints. My current priority is working with glass;
summer, I want to make cyanotypes and gum prints on glass.
Browsing the internet, I came across with compounds with the
"silane". What I understand is that silane compounds can be used as
intermediate material, to help alt process emulsions (or gelatin
adhering to glass.
Is there anyone using silane for such purposes? What is your
(My plan is to silanize the glass - which is a self-assembly
process as I
understand it - then coat it with hardened gelatine and then put
process emulsion on top of this sandwitch...)
What are your suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I'm very happy for being around again!