Re: dichromate stain

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;>
Date: 06/16/04-01:38:38 AM Z
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Keith Gerling wrote:
> I've been too busy printing gum to read about printing gum,

As one who spent most of the day yesterday trying unsuccessfully to
produce dichromate stain, I say you really know how to hurt a gal, don't
you! Finally at the end of the day I remembered about that
Photographer's Formulary gum that stained with some pigments, and I
found one of those mixes and printed it and did get some dichromate
stain. But there's no doubt it was one of the stupider ways I've spent
a day in my life.

but for the
> record:
> 1) Using halogen, fluorescent UV tubes, and a Violux plate burner, I've
> never had dichromate stain. I've never seen it. In fact, I'm not sure I
> know what it looks like. (so maybe I do have it... nah - I've used Sodium
> Bisulphate on occasion. It does nothing.)


> 2) I've never experienced dark-hardening. Where I live in the Midworst,
> it's been extremely humid. I'm still developing prints I coated yesterday -
> no problem. They behave just like the prints I develop in the crispy dry
> winter.

Well, there goes humidity as a reliable contributor to the dark
reaction. I thought that one at least was a keeper.
Received on Wed Jun 16 08:35:00 2004

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