Re: Gum problem(s)

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/18/05-02:06:14 PM Z
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On Nov 18, 2005, at 8:13 AM, Tom Sobota wrote:
> In general, as they say, you should still be able to read newspaper
> font
> through the coat, albeit with difficulty. This is perhaps not an
> absolute
> rule but it is good enough for a start. It assures you that the coat
> allows
> the passing of light, at least twice. Should you need more density, you
> can always later attempt multiple coats.

Hmm. This is one of those "as they say"'s where I go, huh? *Who* says?

I've never heard anyone say that the coating should be so thin that you
could read a newspaper through it, although I did hear someone say once
that the *negative* for gum should be so thin that you could read a
newspaper through it.

But I guess I'll reserve judgment until I've coated a newspaper with a
dark color in a usual mix and proved to myself that I can or can't read
the text through it. It seems to me that a good mix for a dark color
would obscure the print, and that a mix that allowed the text to be
seen would be too lightly pigmented to give a good print, but as I
say, I'll have to see this with my own eyes either way.
Received on Fri Nov 18 14:15:51 2005

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