Re: Single coat Gum Print..Negative aspects

From: Joe Smigiel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/30/05-07:25:38 AM Z
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1) The enlarged negative should be low enough in contrast and
transparent enough that you can read type through all parts of it when
the negative is placed on a newspaper.

2) Don't size or presoak your paper for a single coat print.

3) Pray.


>>> 06/30/05 7:23 AM >>>
Hi All,

Please bear with me as I know that my request may be regarded as the
ramblings of a demented idiot. I have been attempting to create a single

coat gum portrait ( of her not me) as a gift for my daughter. Problem is

see, I can't do it! And I've opened my big mouth now so..

I need to know what an inverted negative for a successful single coat
gum print. I don't need to see the finished product (thought that would
be nice) I just need to get a 'feel' for how the thing should look. I
don't really understand when people say ' use a negative that would
print well on grade two paper' or 'the density range should be log 1.17'

etc. These things mean nothing to me as I am a moron. Could someone take

pity on me, decipher this request and post such an image somewhere on
the web? I have already used enough gum to effect futures for the next
million years..

Thanks in advance,

David H

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