Re: To Don (and others, was: )RE: Gum questions - 101

From: Yves Gauvreau ^lt;>
Date: 11/15/05-05:02:58 AM Z
Message-id: <027701c5e9d4$24765300$0100a8c0@BERTHA>

Hi Loris,

Aren't you concerned about using "acrylic pigment(!)" in your work as you
say below?

I just found a source of pigment and they have documentation on making your
own paint. They say that watercolor paints are made of pigment + gum arabic
+ water. This makes me think that in a way this watercolor paint would be a
much better choice then using some type of polymer (plastic) mix with
pigments. I'm curious to know if there is any advantage in using acrylic?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Loris Medici" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:49 AM
Subject: RE: To Don (and others, was: )RE: Gum questions - 101

Nope, you wait 20 mins before printing the first sheet of course... And
you don't have to use the same gum-pigment-dichromate mixture for the
whole set of prints; you can mix a new one halfway (lets say after the
3rd paper, so you won't be using a mixture that was aged more than 9
mins for this particular example) and print the following sheets
accordingly (I mean by adding the emulsion mixing time to the standard 3
mins. waiting time before making the first print of the second batch). I
have used temperaprint emulsion (whole egg + acrylic pigment(!) +
dichromate) and it didn't get more tacky than it was at the time of
mixing even after 10 minutes - I figure egg should be more prone to get
tackier with time (when compared to gum arabic), you can coat it over
ultra-smooth synthetic paper and it stays there.

Thanks for describing your workflow BTW.

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Bryant []
Sent: 15 Kasım 2005 Salı 04:51
Subject: RE: To Don (and others, was: )RE: Gum questions - 101

Assuming that I understand your workflow description, I'm inferring that
the drying time for each coated sheet would be about 3 minutes.
Unfortunately from my experience coated sheets need about 20 minutes to
dry completely. Also all of the sheets need to be coated one after the
other since the gum-pigment-dichromate mixture has a very limited time
to be coated. Each print is coated quickly; the sensitized gum mixture
becomes tacky and difficult to coat rapidly. I then use a blender brush
to smooth the coat evenly eliminating any streaking.
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