Re: Magnani Pescia et al.. for gumprinting

From: Hamish Stewart ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/24/05-04:41:29 PM Z
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I would add to others comments regarding Fabriano Artisco. A good solid and
dependable paper. I find it is pretty consistent batch to batch. I have also
used saunders waterford in the past with success though had some consistency
problems recently.


Hamish Stewart Gum Bichromate Photographer -

> From: davidhatton <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 15:32:04 +0300
> To:
> 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 16:41:49 2005

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