Preshrinking paper

June 25, 2012

bufetslow-blog asked: hiI am very surprised by your gum bichromate photography and wanted to know what a paper you use and how to build Preshrinking paper

Thank.  The paper I use is the 250 gram Rives BFK.  For preshrinking: I boil water enough to fill a tray a place the paper in the hot water one sheet at a time.  After 10-15 minutes I flip the stack of paper over and remove each sheet individually (first in first out) and hang by clothespins on two corners. You can check out my February 07, 2012 post “Sizing the Paper” for detailed description on my sizing paper process.

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