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    Gelatine sheets for cyanotype contact print

    Hi there,
    i am searching for a method to produce a contact print on gelatine. It should be a cyanotype print which is normally a print on paper.
    I read about that sometimes it`s more effective to coat the paper with 3% gelatine to prevent absorbency.

    Now I have an idea. :-) Why not a contact print on pure gelatine sheets?
    But where I can get this sheets?

    Does someone know a company that manufacture clean sheets at a size about 20 x 20 cm (or 7,5 x 7,5" )?

    Thanks a lot! :-)

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    What's wrong with paper?

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    I don't know how well it will work, but gelatin sheets are used by pastry chefs. A food supplier that services that trade is a source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durio View Post
    Now I have an idea. :-) Why not a contact print on pure gelatine sheets?
    But where I can get this sheets?
    When gelatin gets wet it goes very floppy, just like a bowl of jelly (Jello). You would need a supporting substrate (a sheet of paper perhaps) to make it easier to handle.

    You could try pouring your own, it isn't too difficult.



 

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