Simmone Simnchini gum print

Gum Diazo Printing v1.4

Writers / Maurizio Pizzigoni, Salvatore Abate and Simone Simoncini Research / Mr. Travis Pugh Photography / Simone Simoncini The present paper aims to be a reference guide to anyone in the EU willing to go on printing with pigmented gum while being fully compliant with the actual safety regulations regarding chemical substances (i.e. avoid the use of dichromate, illegal as of September 2017 in the EU). 1) Preface It is well known … Read more

A Gum Printer’s Nightmare: Paper Potholes

Peter J. Blackburn wrestles with the constant quality changes of art papers and discovers a surprise choice for gum printing. Writer and photography / Peter J. Blackburn “They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream.” —Ernest Dowson After more than thirty years of gum printing, I am still dumbfounded by the perpetually … Read more

Straining casein for photography

Breast milk and the casein print

Writer and photography / Christina Z. Anderson Christina Z. Anderson – author of Gum printing and other amazing contact printing processes, amongst other books – experiments yet again and this time uses breast milk to make casein prints or cottage cheese. Over the last two decades I have concentrated my photographic practice and research in the area of 19th century photographic processes, most often gum and casein dichromate printing. Casein … Read more

Gum Bichromate Pigment Printing Norman Breslow

Gum Bichromate Pigment Printing – free e-book

Writer and photography / Norman Breslow Norman Breslow very kindly shares his e-book on Gum Bichromate Pigment Printing with us. Free to download, free to pass on. Norman’s e-book and many more are free to download. Don’t miss the chance!