Drying Handmade Paper

From: [email protected]
Date: 12/27/04-07:06:32 PM Z
Message-id: <1db.322659d0.2f020b98@aol.com>

Hi Folks,

I have been applying liquid emulsion to handmade abaca paper, and then
exposing and processing normally in the darkroom. After washing, I have been drying
the paper (face-up) on fiberglass screens. The paper curls to such an extent
that, even when placed for days in a (cold) dry mount press, it emerges
looking very wrinkled. The paper is so beautiful when I begin, but it loses much
of its appeal, and gains too much texture, after drying.

Would hanging two wet prints together with clothespins be a better solution?
Any other suggestions, please?


Received on Mon Dec 27 19:06:53 2004

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