Another AZO question

Discussion in 'Presentation & Marketing' started by mark, May 23, 2004.

  1. mark

    mark Member

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    I am embarking on the AZO road. I have the stuff now I need mounting info. It is ovious that dry mounting is the only way to keep that stuff flat. My question is, can a person use a clothes iron to dry mount? If so what setting should I use?

    There is no way i can spend the money on a mounting press.
     
  2. Alex Hawley

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    Yes Mark, dry mounting can be done with a clothes iron. A low setting works best for me. Its pretty much trial and error learning so save some junk prints to use in learning (note-lesson learned the hard way).

    Check out the Mounting section in the Azo forum at michaelandpaula.com.
     
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  3. George Losse

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    If you're going to the trouble of larger negatives and contact printing on AZO to get the best prints you can, why short change those prints by not buying the drymount press?

    Yes, irons can work, but they can also do very bad things to prints. Dry mount press show up for sale often, and they really aren't very expensive when you think of time and materails wasted if you damage your prints in the mounting process with the irons. Besides dry mount presses are one of those tools you buy once and the last a very long time.
     
  4. Alex Hawley

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    George is right. Its easy to damage prints with an iron. I've ruined several in the attempt to get by without a drymount press. Necessity and impatience drove me to using an iron. Get a press as soon as you can.