RE: Liquid Emulsion-Coating Problems

From: Liam Lawless ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/25/04-12:55:02 PM Z
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Two things (probably among others): you'll find it more difficult to coat
well if you're using a narrow brush, and it could be that the paper surface
is too cool, so that the emulsion is starting to set while you're still
brushing it. You can get round this by coating on top of a sheet of glass
placed on a dish heater. Oh, and a third: you might find it easier to give
two coats of watered-down emulsion than one of full-strength.

Good luck,

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []
  Sent: 25 September 2004 19:19
  Subject: Liquid Emulsion-Coating Problems

  Although I am beginning to feel I am somewhat of a masochist, I am
continuing to experiment with liquid emulsion. I am using
Luminos/Silverprint VC Liquid emulsion and applying it to paper (fabriano or
BFK), using either a foam or a hake brush. Despite my attempts to coat
smoothly and evenly (brushing first in own direction and then the other),
streaky coating marks are evident throughout the image area after I expose
the paper. When I hold the paper near the safelight after I have finished
applying the emulsion, the paper looks smooth and shiny and I do not see any
streaky brush marks.

  I would very much appreciate any suggestions.


Received on Sat Sep 25 12:55:20 2004

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