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Aimee Danger

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I’ve just recently learned about blotter books (print drying books). Does anyone use them? Would they work for something sensitive like gum bichromate or cyanotype? I would think the gum would get damaged but the paper is waxed so I’m not certain. Any info would be helpful thanks!

I’m also looking for a good way to dry multiple large emulsion-coated papers in total darkness short of sealing off my studio window.
 

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The paper is not coated. I have a couple of the old Premier brand, I use occasionally. I've only used with commercial DW conventional papers.
 

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I've not used with alt process either, but I don't think cyanotype would be a problem. I don't know enough about what a gum is like wet to comment for that.
 

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I was taught that a blotter book is really only useful for prints that have been squeegeed for initial drying or transportation. The final drying should be air-dried.
 

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I use blotter books and rolls to dry my fibre base paper. None of mine have the wax paper pages. Has been working for me for more than 60 years.
 

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Drying screens stay clean nothing touches the surface of the print
 
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