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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby zadygirl » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:21 pm

Hard to believe I could of forgotten a tip in the previous post! In cleaning up my float glass work space I found the Mr Clean Magic Eraser works a charm! By the time I got back to the workspace after getting the pieces situated in the kiln, the area with the gum arabic and started to harden along with the ink residue. I was too tired to drag the big sheet glass outside and hose it down so I thought I'd try the Magic Eraser which I use for so many things and it was perfect! All clean in less than 5 minutes then wiped down once more with the Spartan Cleaner, ready to go again!

Ok I think that's it now!
Jeri
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:30 pm

Hi Jeri,

Thanks for sharing your tips about how to keep tidy while doing this project, and for the good info about how the firing cycle worked for you. And the photos! The pieces look great!

I'm glad your second attempt was so successful!

Mary Kay
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby maryjparker » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:21 pm

I appreciate this opportunity to get feedback. I have a few questions.

I transferred the image to the pre-fired glass. It did not want to transfer at first but with persistence I got it to transfer although it did not seem to be as rich as is shown in the video. (I am a printmaker and have done litho this way before so I know that I inked it enough).

I then dusted it with glass powder at least five times. After the first few dustings, it did not seem to grab any more powder.

I fired the plates to 1250 because I wanted the to be the darkest that they could be. Maybe this was a mistake but I noticed in the video that is suggested that different firing temps give different results. Maybe I should have gone up to the 1400?

I tried to post pictures but don't know if they were added.


Anyway, the end result is VERY pale. These pictures even make them look darker than they are. I used black opal powder. Any suggestions?
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby maryjparker » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:40 am

Here is a link to the images I was trying to upload in the previous post. Thanks for your help. MJ
http://maryjaneparkerart.com/index.php? ... 64&page=64
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby kleindsandrivier » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:26 am

Hallo,
Lidia from South Africa,
What I would like to know is whether any black only laser printer can be used in the
Gum Arabic Transfer process?
Thank you for a realy inspiring video. There are so many possibilities it is ovewhelming.
Lidia.
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby mlzenobi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Hello I am Lourdes fron Argentina, today we were trying the technique, our great problem was that the paper with the image, were broken before we will get four times of ink, I dont know if we need a special kind of paper, not the common one that we had used, or if it depends of the quantity of arabig gum or if the densitity of the ink was too heavy :?:
and that the ink had a lot of density, we put the other compund in much more that what we saw in the video because we felt that the brayer dont move so easily, do you put other thing to ink? the problem is that here there isnt that label of compunds, but we had bought in stores that sells for lithography
could you tell me something about these issues?
thank you very much
regards
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby glass » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:45 am

I took Carrie's class previously, so this video lesson is a great refresher. I still am unsure of the toner-based printer, though. Are there any lists of recommended printers?

Thanks,
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby brianlawlan » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:13 am

Hi everyone,

I live in England and I've just subscribed to the online education as I'm interested in the vast potential of this technique. Can I just say that there's some beautiful photos in this thread and if I can manage to get somewhere close to the quality of those, I'd be very happy!

Anyway, I have a few questions and in particular about the supplies. I can buy the ink here in Europe and the specific brand (Charbonnel) used in the video lesson, but is there a specific black I should be ordering? I only ask because I want to get the technique right and don't want too many variations to start with.

My second question is about the Hanco Setswell Compound. I can't find this anywhere in the UK and I was wondering if anyone knows of an alternative product? Of course I can order it from the supplier mentioned here, but I'm just trying to save on delivery charges and import duties.

Thanks to all and happy glassmaking!
Brian
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby carrie_iverson » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:57 am

Hi Brian-

These are the print suppliers I recommend in the UK:

http://www.lawrence.co.uk
http://www.intaglioprintmaker.co.uk

They don't have setswell but both carry easy wipe which is similar and will work for the process (though I prefer setswell).

http://intaglioprintmaker.com/search/node/easy%20wipe
or
http://www.lawrence.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000 ... PR=-1&TB=A

For ink I recommend Charbonnel Universal Black, RSR Black, or Ivory Black etching ink.

Hope that helps!

cheers,
Carrie
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Re: Gum Image Transfer

Postby brianlawlan » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:42 pm

carrie_iverson wrote:Hi Brian-

These are the print suppliers I recommend in the UK:

http://www.lawrence.co.uk
http://www.intaglioprintmaker.co.uk

They don't have setswell but both carry easy wipe which is similar and will work for the process (though I prefer setswell).

http://intaglioprintmaker.com/search/node/easy%20wipe
or
http://www.lawrence.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000 ... PR=-1&TB=A

For ink I recommend Charbonnel Universal Black, RSR Black, or Ivory Black etching ink.

Hope that helps!

cheers,
Carrie


Hi Carrie,

Thank you very much for your reply, it's much appreciated! I know both of these suppliers, but was unsure what was in Setswell to make an informed choice. I see they have everything I need, so here goes.....

Kind regards, Brian
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