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    Entirely Flat Fibre Base : ILFORD Photo :

    Dear All,

    I notice in a couple of threads people discussing the floopyness and more significantly the curl characteristics of Fibre ( baryta ) papers.

    Just to let APUG members know, we have developed a new manufacturing technique that keeps FB papers entirely flat during manufacture and finishing, it also seems to encourage the paper to REMAIN very, very flat after the processing and drying process.

    We believe this will significantly ease handling, movement during exposure, borderless printing, processing and more importantly the drying and mounting process, we are currently testing initial coatings using the new technique, we are pretty sure using the new technique does not change any of the sensitometric or other characteristics of the coated papers, but I am sure
    you will understand we need to complete this work before moving to the new manufacturing process for our Fibre Base paper ranges.

    Before you ask, my guess is we will change to the new process in early in 2007.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :

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    Hi Simon,

    Sounds like an excellent improvement for FB users! I shall await news with interest.

    Kathy

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    I'm really looking forward to trying that paper.

    Good work (and good luck)!
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    That would be amazing! (We currently have many stacks of curly papers awaiting flattening before going in boxes.)

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    This sounds very interesting and a nice improvement. I assume that the new process would not affect the archival properties of the paper?

    Richard Wasserman

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    That's great news Simon. I look forward to trying some samples here in Australia.

    Kind regards,
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    Man, that will sure beat the hell out of having to buy a drymount press to flatten my prints.
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    Mmm...Ilford goes from strength to strength - good news
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    I am so glad to hear this. Curling paper drives me nuts.
    Last edited by Derek Lofgreen; 10-18-2006 at 04:37 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Good to know, I look forward to it.
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