RE: Canson Fonteney and gum printing

From: Breukel, C. (HKG) ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/07/05-07:54:28 AM Z
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Hi Kees,

Thanks for the fast reply, did you observe differences between the coarse grain and the fine grain version? (see:;jsessionid=15436f433974379/shopdata/0010_Papers/0020_Canson/product_overview.shopscript

I'll try to resize a sheet,



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kees Brandenburg []
> Sent: maandag 7 november 2005 14:39
> To:
> Subject: Re: Canson Fonteney and gum printing
> Hello Cor,
> Fontenay is a sold as a 'hybrid' surfaced paper, one side somewhat
> smooth the other side rough. I allways print on the smooth side.
> I'm using fontenay quit often, also in my workshops. I buy
> 50-100 sheets
> at once so my batch might be a bit older than yours and I
> don't know if
> it has changed. I allways preshrink and gelatin/glyoxal size.
> Take care
> the preshrinking water is not too hot (keep it under 40 degrees C)
> otherwise the factury sizing comes of as a slimy substance. This also
> happens when you keep it in the water overnight.
> What you discribe sounds like a form of abrasion or a problem
> with the
> internal sizing. I think a hardened gelatin size will solve
> your problem.
> Breukel, C. (HKG) wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >In the past I did some modest gum printing on Canson
> Fonteny, I use the smooth (back?) side not the rough textured
> side, and I have been quite happy with the results.
> >
> >Recently I bought a few sheets to make some gum prints, but
> this time I ran into a problem: After 4 coats the texture of
> the paper started to "raise"(for lack of a better
> description, as if the paper is showing through te gum
> layer), obscuring details in esp. the shadow regions. Can't
> say that I like that effect.
> >
> >AFAIK I did not coat too violent with the foam brush, and I
> assume that it's perhaps inherent to the newer batch I bought
> (one thing to check though is that there seems to be 2
> different versions of of Fonteney: coarse and fine grain,
> perhaps that can explain why I did not see this effect in the past).
> >
> >I did not pre-shrink and size (these are 4*5 only), but
> would adding a extra gelatine size reduce this effect?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Bezt,
> >
> >Cor
> >
> >
> >
Received on Mon Nov 7 07:54:50 2005

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