RE: Want more glow in Pt/Pd

From: Jason DeFontes ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/17/04-01:45:20 PM Z
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Some of the inkjet printers I know were experimenting with coating prints
with Hydrocote, which is a water-based polyurethane. It sounded like they
were getting some good results but were dissatisfied with the labor of
hand-coating the prints, but that'd be no problem for y'all. Some of the
thread is here:

Also, you might want to try Golden's MSA varnish. It's a spirit-based
acrylic varnish that dries a lot glossier than any of the regular
water-based acrylic stuff.


> From: Sandy King <>
> Subject: Want more glow in Pt/Pd
> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 00:21:54 -0500
> >
> > Wet Pt./Pd print (and VDBs and kallitypes as well) have a wonderful
> > look when wet, but on dry down, even with appropriate exposure
> > compensation, they look rather flat, especially when compared to
> > prints with other processes that have some sheen, such as gums,
> > carbons, etc.
> >
> > I have tried various things to recapture the *wet* look of Pt./Pd.
> > prints, including spray coatings with Crystal Clear
> Acrylic, surface
> > coating with Gamblin and Renaissance Wax, soaking in
> Liquitex Acrylic
> > Gloss Medium, etc. but the results with these products, though they
> > give a little snap to the print, fall short of what I would like to
> > see.
> >
> >
> > Any ideas for a more aggressive approach that might
> increase the glow
> > and snap of dry Pt./Pd. prints? Has anyone tried soaking a
> completed
> > print in gelatin, or coating it with another colloid such as gum
> > arabic? Other suggestions?
> >
> > Sandy
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