Re: Foxlee Gum Process

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;>
Date: 06/24/04-12:55:41 PM Z
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Dave Soemarko wrote:
> Or put it differently, what Marion did was basically a "dye transfer," with
> the following exception:
> 1. A dicrhomated gelatin sheet, instead of a bleached bromide print, was
> used as the matrix.
> 2. Dicrhomate, instead of dye, was transferred to the second gelatin.
> 3. It was done in "dry" state rather than wet state, but gelatin can retain
> moisture.


Dave Soemarko wrote:
> And I am thinking that it works similar to dye transfer, since the first
> gelatin sheet is hardened proportional (from the top), the dichromate will
> get into the 2nd gelatin sheet in proportional thickness as well.

Dave and all,
I think this is where the dialogue foundered, on the assumption that
this is like dye transfer. I've just found my book on color photography
and read the section on dye transfer, and I can't think of any way that
what Marion did could reasonably be called "basically a dye transfer" or
more generally, of any way that dye transfer provides a useful analogy
for what we're talking about here. This just reinforces my earlier
suspicion that we're talking about completely different things that
don't have any necessary logical connection to each other.

Received on Thu Jun 24 19:52:07 2004

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