Carbon Watercolour paper not flat

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  1. Philippe Berger

    Philippe Berger Member

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    Hello,

    I glued a watercolor paper with a gelatin layer to 5% with a coating rod.
    I print the Carbon.
    When paper is dry carbonl with the image, the paper is not flat, gondola.
    I have very difficult thing to get a paper perfectly flat when it is dry.
    Have you a method to make the paper really flat?

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. mdm

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    A dry mount press is the way to do it. I also struggled until I found one nearby. Canson Montval and Hahnmule Bamboo Mixed Media warp much less than pure cotton rag papers.
     
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    Thank you,

    Can you recommend a brand or type of dry mount press
    If you have a picture or a link to see the good press to buy ,

    Is it possible to use a hot press without damaging the image carbon ?

    Thank you for all information
     
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    The differential expansion between the paper and the gelatin with humidity is the usual cause for the curl. You can help it a quite a bit by sizing the paper thoroughly with gelatin or one of the commercial sizing materials. It's easy to do, and it only takes a few minutes. Dry mounting will pretty much cure the problem, but many people like to have the paper free of the mount.
     
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    I have one of theese, http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ang_SE_1403_210M_Commercial_Dry_Mounting.html
    It was a small fraction of the new price on the local verson of ebay. They are very heavy. So far I only use mine to flatten prints.

    David