From: Jack Brubaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 03/04/03-09:48:26 AM Z
I have only done this with acrylic size so I can't comment on how it would
work with other surfaces...
> From: Judy Seigel <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 23:37:50 -0500 (EST)
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: gum printing, coping w/ too much size
> On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Jack Brubaker wrote:
>> got too much size. I did'nt realize the problem until I was painting the the
>> gum solution on the paper and noticed the fish-eyes forming in the coating.
>> In the past I've just done the best I could to smooth the gum with repeated
>> brushing as it dried and hoped for the best. In most cases if I've seen
>> fish-eyes as I coated the gum would fall off during developement. This time
>> I used a small (1 1/2" square) cut-off of regular green kitchen scotch-brite
>> on the wet emulsion. It's small size didn't use up much gum. I rubbed
>> gently, pushing the gum around until the sizing was scuffed enough to stop
>> the fish-eyes from forming, brushed the emulsion smooth, and hung the paper
>> up to dry. It printed fine.
> Hi Jack, now I've got two items from the super market to look for --
> Scotch brite and Future. The trouble is our city supermarkets can be
> woefully inadequate compared to a *real* American supermarket. (A friend
> of mine buys a quart of Swanson chicken broth upstate for $1.29... we have
> only the "organic" kind, for $3.69. So who knows what I'll find.) So far
> I've treated the gum problem you describe with a couple of drops of 50%
> Tween 20, which works very well. I'd rather do it without "additives," but
> if you have an underneath coat that's a bit fragile -- wouldn't that
> Scotch Brite be risky?
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