From: The Painted Horse (email@example.com)
Date: 04/09/03-12:47:54 PM Z
Thank you for all the information. I suspected I should have asked this
list before purchasing. Glad I did. Will let you know what comes of my
first attempts in this process.
> I've used Rives BFK 280 gsm successfully for gum over platinum.
> I think the Cranes would be a very poor choice for gum. I can't imagine it
> holding up to the repeated wet and dry cycles of the gum process. I am not
> a fan of Cranes 90 lb for any processes. I use it for interleaving...
> Other papers that I have had very good luck with for gum and gum over
> platinum are Fabriano Uno Hot Press and Whatman's Watercolor paper
> (although the latter is difficult to find now).
> > Hello,
> > I've noticed a lot of folks mention the use of Rives BFK in their gum
> > printing, but I haven't seen any mention of the paper weight. I will
> > start my first attempts at gum in about 2 weeks and am currently
> > rounding up the needed materials. I have never used Rives, but a vendor
> > I spoke with suggested using Cranes 90lb paper. I'm concerned that may
> > be too light and won't hold up to multiple submersions. Am I wrong in
> > this assumption?
> > Regards,
> > Bill Mull-
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