Hi Loris.. Thanks for the response.
Originally Posted by Loris Medici
I am sizing for gum bichromate, and I'm currently making my way through a stack of Fabriano Artistico extra white soft press. I am making a series of gum over cyanotypes.
I think I will try your suggestion to add the hardener directly to the gelatin solution since that will create less waste. I'd still kind of like to know the answers to my question above, in case this method does not go well for me and also just to increase my general knowledge about the matter. As of now, I am accustomed to brushing on my gelatin and then soaking the paper in a formalin bath (as described in the Non-Silver Manual).
I actually have a bottle of Gamblin PVA that I've been intending to try as well. I gave it a quick test several months ago, and wasn't impressed by the surface it gave my print, but I admit I was in the midst of several other printing projects and did not give it the time or attention it deserved. I used a 1:2 dilution, so maybe I should try diluting it more. If I end up using the PVA sizing.. should I use a coat before each layer of printing, or is one coat at the beginning sufficient?
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