Re: Lamp black - is it the Devil or not?

From: Dave Rose ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/26/05-07:12:54 AM Z
Message-id: <001501c561f4$a07517b0$26cc9045@dave6m4323wvj7>

I've used lamp black extensively for gum printing. IMO, it's excellent.
It's strong, intense, and more opaque than most pigments. My favorite is
"Carbon Black" powder, available from Photographer's Formulary in Montana.
I mix my stock solution at 1 gram pigment per 100 ml gum.

Best regards,
Dave Rose
Powell, Wyoming

> Hi Katherine, I was told fairly early on that lamp black is not good for
> gum because of its oily origins....is this just one more gum myth? As
> far as I recall it was said that it would reabsorb into the paper during
> development in a random way because it floats rather than sinks. Any
> comment?
>
> I hate Ivory Black - its too brown for me. Not that I use black much
> anyway.
>
> Cheers
> Kate
Received on Thu May 26 07:11:17 2005

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