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Thread: Ilford Warmtone

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    I have enough medical textbooks to flatten anything, so that shouldn't be a problem. Next time I'll be smart enough to let it completely dry before putting a weight on top, as it stuck to the book. Live and learn
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    I combine two tips:

    From Les McLean - Squeegee the print well front and back and then dry face-down (I start mine face-up and then turn them over when they just barely start to curl at the very edges)

    From Aggie - Iron them (between two cloths, medium/low heat, no steam)
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPablo View Post
    I have enough medical textbooks to flatten anything, so that shouldn't be a problem. Next time I'll be smart enough to let it completely dry before putting a weight on top, as it stuck to the book. Live and learn
    I did once put it in a heated press between mount board while it was still damp: talk about emulsion transfer! Warmtone emulsions seem to be prone to sticking when damp - don't know why. Does not seem to be a problem when putting them face down on screens though.

    Cheers, Bob.

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    I dry FB papers by hanging them in pairs back-to-back with clothes pegs on all 4 corners. (I did have a few disasters at first though with 12x16s as they are quite heavy when wet and the clothes pegs were'nt strong enough! It's the quickest way to find out how dirty your darkroom floor is!). When they're dry they are still a bit curly at the edges but after a few days in a box the seem to flatten out naturally.

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    Before considering an expensive flat press, you might want to wait until Ilford announces its new flat fibre paper. I think Simon Galley said in the New Year which I presumed meant in the first couple of months or so of 2007.

    I wonder how Ilford plans are progressing on this?

    pentaxuser

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