Re: Boiling gelatin

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;>
Date: 03/12/05-03:35:24 AM Z
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Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> From: Katharine Thayer <>
> Subject: Re: Boiling gelatin
> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 08:51:53 +0000
> > Ryuji, there's nothing in that earlier quote that contradicts what I'm
> > saying today. I said there that my experience has been that a hot
> > gelatin size can result in sizing failure that creates speckles in the
> > print.
> Now that sounds like a lot milder tone than a month ago, but that you
> left a way out in case someone come up with a hard evidence was
> noted. But now looking at how quickly you escaped from your old story,
> I'm lead to believe that you were inflating your "observation" and
> "science" to confront with Chris and "non-gum printers."

You are imputing to me a motivation that has absolutely nothing to do
with me and how I operate. I am not not at all interested in
"confronting with Chris" only in getting to the bottom of things, and I
think this is a group effort, as I keep saying; I think she and I and
all of us are in this together; I don't see it as a competitive thing.
I think her observations are completely valid for her own present
practice, just as my observations are valid for my practice. But as is
shown by the print she showed a year or more ago, she also has
experienced speckling with hot water and some papers.

 My observation has always been that in my experience, heat causes
speckles. I added many times that it may not be true for all papers or
all hardeners. I added that I didn't know WHY heat causes speckling in
my practice. I have not "escaped" from this story; I still stand by it
completely. I now believe that this observation is probably due to an
interaction between the hot water and the internal sizing. I guess I
don't exactly get what your problem is with this.
Katharine Thayer
Received on Sat Mar 12 11:31:02 2005

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