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DASS ART Universal Transfer Gelatin

  • $30.95
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The Archival Pigment Emulsion Transfer System was developed by Bonny Lhotka. Her DASS ART line of products enables users to coat uncoated papers for inkjet printing or transfer images from pigment-printed, Inkjet Transparency films to a wide array of substrates, including paper, metal, and ceramics.

DASS ART Universal Transfer Gelatin is a commercial photographic grade gelatin that can be used for historical photographic processes as well as DASS ART Transfer Processes. This Gelatin works well for gelatin transfers, frescos and the DASS ART HectoGelTM Monoprint Plate Process. The Gel Transfer Process will allow you to transfer your image from inkjet transfer film to an almost endless variety of surfaces without the need of a transfer sauce. The HectoGel Plate Process allows you to make a custom gel plate for use as a base to create unique monoprints using DASS Art layered transfers, acrylic paints and or alcohol inks. For a white HectoGel Plate mix with WonderSauce White. For a more translucent plate mix with WonderSauce Clear.

  • Hard - 300 Bloom Index
  • 1.5 pounds approx. 4 cups
  • For use in historical traditional photographic processes as well as a surface binder
  • Not sensitized
  • Perfect for gelatin transfers, frescos and monoprints

Quick Directions:

  • In a glass measuring cup, add one tablespoon of gelatin to ½ cup of cold – non refrigerated -  distilled water.
  • Allow the gelatin to swell until it looks like applesauce.
  • Heat the gelatin for about 1 minute in a microwave. Do not heat over 140 degrees.
  • Allow the gelatin to cool to 100 degrees then pour onto your substrate through a strainer.
  • Pop any rising bubbles with a rocket air blaster.
  • Once the gelatin sets up and cools down to 65 degrees or less and doesn’t stick to your fingers, you can make your transfer.
  • Transfers can take 2-3 minutes
  • Each batch will cover one square foot. 

Not for human or animal consumption. Tools and equipment used for art should be clearly labeled and never used for food. Dispose of any gelatin in the trash.  Never pour it down the drain as it may cause blockages.                                                                                                                                                                                                


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