Re: fastest gum printer in the west-er-east

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;>
Date: 03/02/04-11:20:23 PM Z
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On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
> It is a cheapy drug store spray bottle like a flower sprayer or hair
> sprayer that sends out a fine but powerful mist--not a straight stream, but
> a mist. I have been spraying ALL my gums this semester. They are
> consistent.

Chris... I am also dedicated to spray, but could never find a "cheapy drug
store bottle" where the spray wasn't so coarse it left holes, tho I tried
about 6 types, from flower mister to "atomizer." I figure either you
found a different one (maybe they've had an upgrade?) -- or your print is
tougher, so it doesn't succumb so easily. Is there a brand or type name
on your sprayer?

What I did, incidentally, and it was WONDERFUL, was buy a Dahlia Mister
sprayer from TALAS -- it wasn't actually the Dahlia Mister, but some other
Japanese make of similar type... Very expensive, but it was magical, and
worth every cent... The problem was that I didn't know to use distilled
water in it, or at least filtered water... So in a while the nozzle
clogged... and the construction is such... well, I never could figure a
way to clear it. Now I use filtered water only, but it's a distant shadow
of its former self, probably grit in the pipeline, and no way I can figure
to clear it -- right now for instance it's not working at all... I stick
pins in it, but not much use. (Talas also has a $15 mister which also
clogs, but the replacement hurts less... The spray is coarser than the
Dahlia Mister, but finer than the others.)

Maybe there's something somebody knows about I could soak that nozzle
in that wouldn't dissolve the metal??

But a "cheapy drugstore spray" would be the ticket, if I could find the
right one... Yours actually puts out a *MIST* ??.... Really?? Is there a
name on it?

PS. About the "gum doesn't do fine detail" thing... I think it's a matter
of semantics. I've put prints done with the same negative, one in cyano or
VDB, the other in gum, side by side -- all the *detail* of the negative is
there, but the edges are SHARPER in the others, *softer* in the gum.
It's a crisp look vs a softer look... The DETAIL is the same,the *look*

Received on Tue Mar 2 23:21:04 2004

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