</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (smieglitz @ Oct 18 2002, 09:35 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I tried glue sizing after starting to oil paint and reading the literature on materials used in that medium. &nbsp;It is the traditional size for canvas through the ages and so I would consider it quite permanent.

In terms of permanence, hardening in formaldehyde also adds to the longevity of prints on paper. &nbsp;Keeps those critters from chomping on the paper.

Joe</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
I thought as much, let me ask you does the glue give the paper a "shiny" finish? I know next to nothing about painting, but I remember seeing some canvases that were sort of yellowish and shiny being prepared for painting. Is this the thing you are talking about? when you size your paper with this, does it end with a shiny surface? I am asking because this might be a way to increase D max when printing in pt/pd.