fotodude asked: The saturation is beyond what I thought possible with Gum as most works I’ve seen were “only” 3 or 4 layers. With your process of coating, UV exposure, 30 min water bath development, drying, etc, that is 12 layers! Not to mention your prelim sizing steps. The BFK Rives must hold up well for these many cycles.
Thanks. The 250 gram Rives is a good weight, takes the sizing/hardening really well and holds up fine through multiple soakings (sometimes even in hot water). I haven’t experimented much with other papers-although some of my students are more intrepid than I am. I’ll share their successes.