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Gum Tragacanth

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Mike Jackson
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Gum Tragacanth

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Atkinson mentions Gum Tragacanth in his book. Back in the early days of Letterheads, we made a vat of water and gum tragacanth, floated paint on the surface, and then dipped panels into it.

Check out this video:
https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsBrainy/v ... =2&theater

I am guessing they print onto a sheet of water soluable gelatin, float it on the surface and dip after the gelatin dissolves.
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