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    How to prepare final support? Carbon printing

    Would you please correct me if am wrong? step by step preparing final support for carbon printing:

    1. I immerse Revere paper in a warm water
    2. lay it on glass wipe it out from access water and size it with (acrylic mat medium) foam rod undiluted, 4 layers.
    3. leave to dry
    4. finally for preparing to enter the mat bath, I leave the final support in a cool water for 15 min before mating with the exposed paper

    Please advice
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    Re: How to prepare final support? Carbon printing

    Quote Originally Posted by Nasser View Post
    Would you please correct me if am wrong? step by step preparing final support for carbon printing:

    1. I immerse Revere paper in a warm water
    2. lay it on glass wipe it out from access water and size it with (acrylic mat medium) foam rod undiluted, 4 layers.
    3. leave to dry
    4. finally for preparing to enter the mat bath, I leave the final support in a cool water for 15 min before mating with the exposed paper

    Please advice
    Nasser
    Nasser,

    That should work if you use acrylic.

    I personally am not very fond of the look of carbon prints on aylic sized final supports. I prefer to used fixed out photographic papers, or I size art papers with a layer of hardened gelatin.

    Sandy
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    For discussion and information about carbon transfer please visit the carbon group at groups.io
    [url]https://groups.io/g/carbon

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    Re: How to prepare final support? Carbon printing

    Hi Sandy! Thank you for the reply... I still having problem in developing stage, having all little pieces of pigment sticking and massing around polluting the white edge! I feel that the pigment is so sticky, like a melting chewing gum that never let go of the shadow area!

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    Re: How to prepare final support? Carbon printing

    Try increasing the temperature of the development bath and increase agitation.

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    Re: How to prepare final support? Carbon printing

    I will.. Thanx Goerz

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