fastest gum printer in the west-er-east

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;>
Date: 03/02/04-06:55:11 AM Z
Message-id: <007801c40055$cacae050$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

A while back someone (forgive me, I forget, but was it Miguel?) posted a
time chart about how long it took to do a gum print, and I saved it to show
my professors but then a snafu with my email erased all saved messages.

Anyway, midterm reviews are today, and yesterday I kid you not: I coated 9
(!) gums, exposed, developed, and hung to dry in 1 hour and 15 minutes. I
layer of tricolor, 7 8x11's and 2 11x17's.

How was this possible? Drying the layers with a hair dryer, and developing
them with a spray bottle, with a little mania tossed in (I had only a 1 1/2
hour window of opportunity before I had to leave to TA so necessity was the
mother of invention).

*Normally* a gum layer will take me 3 hours to do 9 (not including drying
time). Then with 3 layers, plus sizing time and producing the digineg time,
accounting for failures or less than perfect prints, I figure I have about 4
hours per print.

I'm running out of sized paper. Good news: I'll be testing Ryuji's
glutyrlaldehyde (sp) hardener soon, with the next batch.

Back to work.

Received on Tue Mar 2 06:56:40 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 04/01/04-02:02:04 PM Z CST