From: Gordon J. Holtslander (email@example.com)
Date: 07/18/02-07:21:09 PM Z
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Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 15:00:43 -0700
From: Kris Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Avoiding gelatine ---agar as an alternative?
Could you please post this to the list on my behalf:
>Well one topic I don't think I've ever seen come up is discussion
>on agar (also known as agar-agar). It's a gelatin-like substance
>made from certain types of seaweed (laver, etc.--NO animal)
>Apparently it's a fantastic size (esp. for VDB). I myself have
>used it for single coat gums (though I have not yet perfected how
>to apply it).
>Personally, I'd be curious to hear about anyone's experience with
>it, either as a sizing agent OR as an alternative to gelatine in a
>homemade photo emulsion. Various properties,
>similarities/dissimilarities to gelatine would all be of interest
>For anyone interested, agar can be purchased in oriental grocery
>stores (among other places), and is the main ingredient in
>Chinese/Vietnamese jello (try the taro or mango flavours ;-) It's
>modestly priced, but must somewhere be available inexpensively in
>bulk. Any ideas?
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