Scanning Single Weight Paper

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  1. gbenaim

    gbenaim Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm having a hard time scanning azo prints, single weight. Short of mounting them (but my mount wont fit the scanner), what have you found helps keeping the paper in good contact w the scanner? I'm getting out of focus areas, and some light/dark banding along the edges, neither of which appear on the print. Thanks,

    GB
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Weight (the force flattening the paper to the glass), and flatness (bumps scan badly).

    For further scanning questions, I recommend going to Hybridphoto.
     
  3. glbeas

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    A beanbag or a soft cover book that covers the print would do well.
     
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    I would use a matte board on top of the paper just a little larger than the print. Now when you pull the lid down it should give enough pressure to keep the print flat.
     
  5. Alex Hawley

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    I had the same problem and resorted to mounting them on scrap mat board window cutouts. It served the purpose and also gave me a small portfolio that was easy to carry in an 8-1/2 x 11 box.