[Alt-photo] Alt-photo-process-list Digest, Vol 125, Issue 3 Gum Printing

Don Sweet don at sweetlegal.co.nz
Tue Sep 13 20:42:31 UTC 2016

Another endorsement of Chris' book - so many beautiful reproductions, 
and such thoughtful guidance.

Is the spot colour on Marek's prints applied before exposure?  If so, 
could you apply appropriate colours to each part of the image (over a 
pale cyanotype or whatever for registration purposes), and thus make a 
full colour gumprint from a single negative?

By the way, my copy was ordered through Bookdepository.com and delivered 
to me in New Zealand 2 weeks ago.  For any other foreigners not aware of 
it, Bookdepository is an Amazon subsidiary based in the UK that bundles 
postage into the price, with quite a saving compared with the total 
delivered cost through Amazon.com.

I have never understood why Amazon.com doesn't bother using 
International Surface Air Lift ( see 
http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_039.htm), which offers huge savings on 
postage of books etc.

Don Sweet/

On 14/09/2016 2:27 a.m., Marek Matusz via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
> Chris
> You have noticed that as well on the yellow of my print of the coneflowers. It is a full page and I dragged out the original to look at. The illustration is so amazing. I used cadmium yellow selectively painted and exposed and everybody that has ever used cadmiums knows how intensely saturated they can be. I also liked how opaque the pigment is since it is only a spot application. It all came through.
> I was so inspired to look at all this excellent work
> Marek
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 13, 2016, at 8:48 AM, Christina Z. Anderson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>> Marek and Anne,
>> Marek, the yellow of your coneflowers really pops, doesn’t it?
>> The color is pretty darn near good for two reasons: Mark Nelson shared a tip with me that for some reason, going from SRGB (not Adobe 1998) to CMYK had better color fidelity and he was right. I converted everyone’s images to sRGB before converting them to CMYK when it went to print. There’s a reason for that I’m sure but I don’t understand presses enough to explain it. Maybe Adobe is too much info to convert correctly or something?
>> I also got a CMYK color profile from the company.
>> I was sent proofs to approve before it went to press. But with every book publication I notice that there are always a couple anomalies, a picture here and there that doesn’t print exactly right, and I have no idea why, but it’s a crap shoot when getting files from others and trying to edit them first in RGB and then CMYK. Print goes darker and duller than screen not to mention RGB to CMYK.
>> But one thing I noticed is how the colors of the pigments in my pigment samples really turned out like the real thing. That was quite important as you can imagine, to pick up, say, in print the difference between indanthrone blue and ultramarine. etc. etc. etc.
>> Anne, I love your work in the book because it is a nice color and conceptual counterpoint. It’s so earthy, twiggy, and green! And hanging it on trees! It’s great. The artists’ stories are such fun to read.
>> Chris
>>> On Sep 13, 2016, at 7:13 AM, Anne Eder via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>>> Yes- I got my copy last night as well! So exciting! I can't wait to dig into the text - for now, just paging through and looking at everyone's amazing work! Couldn't be more thrilled to be included. Looking forward to learning so much more about gumming!
>>> Best,
>>> Anne Eder
>>> www.anneeder.com
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Sep 13, 2016, at 8:26 AM, Marek Matusz via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>>>> It's here in USA   I got my copy last night. I am so amazed how well the color is reproduced.
>>>> Marek
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> On Sep 12, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Mark Nelson via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
>>>>> Chris I'm sorry I didn't get my gum prints to you in time to be published.
>>>>> I had some really nice ones done after the dentist pulled a couple of teeth and the gums had healed.
>>>>> Best Wishes,
>>>>> Mark Nelson
>>>>> www.PrecisionDigitalNegatives.com
>>>>> PDNPRint Forum @ Yahoo Groups
>>>>> www.MarkINelsonPhoto.com
>>>>> Curve Calculator III for the Mac is Now Available
>>>>> sent from my iPhonetypeDeviceThingy
>>>>>> On Sep 12, 2016, at 10:19 AM, alt-photo-process-list-request at lists.altphotolist.org wrote:
>>>>>> 1. Re:  Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting
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