Re: Magnani Pescia et al.. for gumprinting

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/24/05-07:53:54 AM Z
Message-id: <007501c5d8a2$ba89c5e0$4e6992d8@christinsh8zpi>

David,
So nice to have a sense of humor in the morning.
Try Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Press It is incredibly dimensionally
stable, floats for days, does not cockle.
Rives BFK sucks so I will agree with your famous gum printer, but if you are
an expert sizer, with a good size and two coats I imagine it is a good
enough paper. By comparison to FAEW, no contest.
I've been at this paper thing for a while, mind you. I have now settled on
two papers for all other processes--arches platine and crane's
platinotype--and the FAEW for gum. Makes life so much simpler. But I hear
that Waterford is a wonderful paper and dimensionally stable.
Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "davidhatton" <davidhatton@superonline.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 6:32 AM
Subject: Magnani Pescia et al.. for gumprinting

> Dear All,
>
> Very soon I will be making my annual trek to the UK for reprovisioning
> etc..
>
> My brief encounter with Talbot paper from Ruscombe Mill really taught me a
> lot, so I won't be buying any more this side of Hell freezing over. I've
> no doubt that those of you with great expertise could make wonderful
> prints with it but for me it causes too many problems. So, I need a paper
> which
>
> a) does not cockle when wet,
> b) does not cockle when dry,
> c) does not expand and contract like a concertina during the Gum Process
> d) has a fine surface
> e) has a nice white colour (note the correct spelling Wikipedia)
> f) does not sink during development..
>
> In fact I want the perfect paper for Gumprints which are somewhat
> detailed. I can't afford to try lots of samples because of my remote
> location (somewhere in South-West Turkey) and I have to make my purchases
> in one hit.
>
> It has been suggested that Magnani Pescia has all these qualities. Does
> anyone use this paper. A certain famous Gum printer says Reeves BFK is
> unsuitable yet others say it is fine.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> Best Wishes,
>
> David H.
>
Received on Mon Oct 24 07:56:44 2005

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