Re: APIS, hydroquinone hardening

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/13/05-09:09:58 AM Z
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I agree with Ryuji here; I guess I don't get what the point would be to
doing it this way rather than just using one of the common hardeners for
the gelatin.

Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> From: Jack Brubaker <>
> Subject: Re: APIS, hydroquinone hardening
> Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 14:58:35 -0500
> > As a fellow gum printer who doesn't feel I have found the Holy Grail of
> > sizing options I to was excited about this idea. Paul found that a gelatin
> > coating that contained a small amount of hydroquinone could be hardened by
> > the addition of a small amount of dichromate.
> This can work, but the net effect should be similar to addition of
> chrome alum. Presence of oxidized hydroquinone in absence of sulfite
> may also help to form a different kind of crosslinking. But personally
> I don't see why one might want to use more than one step of work for
> the hardening process when one is enough. Addition of a very small
> amount of glutaraldehyde immediately before coating works as good as
> anything else I tried and it is by far the easiest hardening process I
> know of.
> > The dichromate could be either brushed on and then washed off once
> > the reaction had occurred or perhaps the usual gum coating could be
> > brushed on and the sizing under it would be "set" by the dichromate
> > in that first layer of gum.
> If you do the latter, I would expect the "fog" level to rise.
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