DIY EASEL

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by bmac, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. bmac

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    I have been thinking about making my own boarderless easel. I can see using repositionable spray mount on a flat piece of plywood for RC prints, but what about fiber? I would imagine that the FB prints wouldn't law flat withough weight on the sides.
     
  2. Jorge

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    In the darkroom cookbook Anchell describes a "gelatin" easel. Where you have a wood base or container with hardened gelatin. The gelatin holds the paper completely flat, does not adhere to the paper and it lasts for long time. Neat uh?
     
  3. bmac

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    The Easel you can eat! I love it!
     
  4. William Levitt

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    I too have read about the gelatin easel, but there is a better way (maybe not as tasty though..)
    You can buy a can of spray adhesive from Gepe that produces a surface like that of a Post-It.
    It'll last for weeks, is reported to be ph-neutral, and when you no longer need it, it can be rubbed off.

    It just sounds more practical than the gelatine method.

    BTW, you can use this stuff inside of a film holder too. But you have to cut out the tracks first.
     
  5. baronfoxx

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    Hi William
    can you or anyone out there give me the name of the Gepe spray adhesive and where to buy it, Iam in the UK.