Re: Another Ziatype question

From: Jeffrey D. Mathias ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/12/04-07:41:15 AM Z
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Clay wrote:
> ... I think solution volume
> is probably more important than the actual solution strength of your mix. If
> you think about it, you are letting most of the water evaporate out of the
> paper fibers before printing anyway, so the critical factors really are
> making sure that the solutions of FO and metal are more or less balanced (so
> there is no unnecessary waste of metal), and that there is an adequate total
> amount of sensitizer/metal embedded in the paper fibers. Getting all fussy
> about the solution's strength is a lot less important than making sure you
> have enough FO/metal in a given surface area to give you a good print.

True. However if one wishes to take advantage of mixing and matching
the various metals (Pt and Pd) and/or the various salts (LiCl, NaCl,
KCl, LiCl, etc. or the ammonia salts) for the multitude of differing
results, then accurate solution strengths are a must.

Jeffrey D. Mathias
Received on Tue Oct 12 07:49:03 2004

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