RE: formula needed: Gum Arabic from powder

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/23/04-10:42:21 PM Z
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Thanks Chris,

This same method (1:2) is about all I could pry out of the Graphic
Chemical people... very nice, but a bit secretive expecially since
they sold me the stuff. What preservative would work well? I have
ascorbic acid on hand.

For me, Thanksgiving is a mixed blessing -- lots of work getting the
new(ish) house ready for the first famiy gathering. I know my students
are joyous... they were giggling in the computer room all day.

P.S. Snow is predicted for tomorrow, don't ya miss it?


-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Z. Anderson []
Sent: Wed 2/23/2005 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: formula needed: Gum Arabic from powder
Forget the baume. I mix it 1 gum (weight) + 2 water (volume). I
think the
usual is 1 gum +3 water but this is a bit liquidy for me, and I
noticed that
a lot of the original practitioners used the thicker gum--even thicker
this. It's nice and juicy when it brushes on.
Pretend you're mixing flour and water for gravy--a little water at a
or blend the sucker up in your blender or food processor.
You can use it right away, no need to wait. One more myth.
OHH, add a bit of preservative or it stinks baaaaad.
Chris (who is thrilled to be on Thanksgiving break)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Baird, Darryl" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 3:27 PM
Subject: formula needed: Gum Arabic from powder

> Hello All,
> I dusted off a can of Graphic Chemical gum arabic powder only to
> no instructions or guidelines for a mixture... 14 baume or
> I'm without a hydrometer, so does anyone has a suggestion for the
> mixture I need for gum printing?
> thanks in advance
> Darryl Baird

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