Re: sizing question

From: Kate Mahoney ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/24/04-01:14:40 PM Z
Message-id: <003601c4d259$e1109860$9635f6d2@oemcomputer>

Hi, Ithink the prime concern with spray sizing is that it's not archival. I
have used Ilford film hardener in the past. It's not as useful as
formaldehyde, but it does work. It's best to keep the paper for a week
before using it, and to coat between gum layers.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Isabella M. Trauttmansdorff" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 4:30 AM
Subject: sizing question

> Hello,
> I'm a newcomer to the list and a newcomer to gum printing... I'm looking
> for some alternatives to sizing that don't use glyoxal or formaldehyde. I
> know it's possible to just size and not harden, and will likely rely on
> that.
> However, in a somewhat whimsical mood, I'm wondering if anyone has used
> spray sizing (the stuff you spray on your clothes before ironing them).
> It's cheap, and it's nicely scented. Any noticeable consequences?
> Thanks!
> -Isabella
Received on Wed Nov 24 13:14:28 2004

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