Ganz Speed easel for 16x20" with baryt paper

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  1. wiggywag

    wiggywag Member

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    Is there any problems at all using Ganz Speed easel 16x20" for baryt paper? Will the paper lay flat all through? Is it easy to slidein? Anybody with experience?
     
  2. fschifano

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    Well, I've got 'em up to 11 x 14, and at the largest size I have, it seems to be ok. I don't use it much because there is no easy way to set the borders of the image where I want them to be, and don't always like the aspect ratio that 11x14 affords.

    I'd love to find one for 4x6 with a 1/4 inch border all around, but I've never seen one that size.
     
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    All that I have for 16x20 is the speed easel, I don't do many 16x20 prints, but I have never had a problem getting the paper in do not seem to have a problem with paper flatness.

    Marty
     
  4. mwdake

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    I too don't like the 1/4 border with the larger sized Speed-EZL.
    What I have done is make a frame that fits inside the easel.
    Not only does this allow me to make a bigger border but also helps hold the paper flat.

    I used 1/2 x 3/4 inch strips of wood I found at a local craft store and some metal corner braces to hold it together. I drop the frame in the easel once the paper is in the easel.