Re: Kallitype humidity problems

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/16/05-12:15:21 PM Z
Message-id: <a06020422befefefccc43@[192.168.2.2]>

Why are you sizing the paper? Sizing usually causes more problems
than it solves in kallitype printing. I never size.

Sandy

>Chris and Sandy,
>
>Thanks much for your replies. The paper I am using is Rives BKF,
>but I have given it an additional modest (half) coating of gelatin
>and Glyoxal. From what I've read that shouldn't present any
>problems. Which brings up another questions. Since I am only using
>half the recommended amount of gelatin (7 gr of gelatin ((photo
>grade rather than Knox)) per 500ml of distilled water) I am using
>half the recommended amount of Glyoxal (2.5ml per 500 ml of water),
>or does the amount of glyoxal not cause speckles or streaking
>problems? Sigh, so many questions, so far to go.
>
>So, it is certainly possible that perhaps brush contamination or
>brushing technique is the culprit. I will redouble my efforts in
>those areas to see if I can't eliminate any possible problems there.
>
>Your responses have given me the courage to continue on with the
>Kallitype process.
>
>Thanks again.
>
>Nels
>
>On Jul 16, 2005, at 9:52 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
>
>>I have been having problems with streaking and speckling on
>>
>>
>>>my prints, which according to Christopher James can be attributed to
>>>
>>>a workshop with high humidity. There is definitely high humidity
>>>
>>>there, and since I work in a large communal area, I am thinking it
>>>
>>>would be easier to change processes than try to dehumidify the entire
>>>
>>>area.
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