Re: Heating gelatin. Consequences?

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;>
Date: 11/12/04-06:01:46 PM Z
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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Sandy King wrote:

> ... If used
> within a couple of hours the gelatin retains all of its setting properties.
> However, if the pigmented gelatin stays in the water bath at 130F for more
> than six or eight hours the gelatin definitely loses some of its ability to
> set.

I don't know that the speckling was casued by loss of "setting
properties," certainly not the speckling seen on a print that was
developed in scalding water -- that gelatin had already set. However,
for what it's worth, if Candace (or anyone) has unused sized paper from a
batch that speckled, no need to waste the paper. Adding another OK coat
of gelatin can save it, or did for students when their print speckled.

Received on Fri Nov 12 18:02:17 2004

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