Glutaraldehyde again

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/05/04-05:04:06 AM Z
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I don't think I've mentioned that I finally got around to doing some
test prints on the glutaraldehyde-hardened gel-sized paper that I nearly
wrecked my brains sizing a month or so ago, and I can't say I like the
results. In fact, I very much don't like the results. For one thing, but
not the only thing, Fabriano Uno sized this way prints exactly as
unsized Uno prints, with attenuated DMax and contrast. So I haven't
gained any printing advantage over unsized Uno, as a result of my scary
experience, and I'm not happy.

I see that I used .04% glutaraldehyde to gelatin and and that this was
almost three times what Chris reported using (.015% was how I figured
her percentage) so perhaps I just used it too strong, (although 4/100s
of a percent hardly seems like a lot).

I have to tell you: so far, I'm having a hard time finding any reason to
like this stuff.
Katharine Thayer
Received on Wed May 5 12:00:50 2004

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