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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalker View Post
    Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but wasn't there some talk a while ago of Ilford coming out with a flat-drying fibre paper?
    To be honest, I find most fibre-based papers dry pretty flat these days, including Ilford papers (though this may be helped by fairly benign climate conditions). Although it would be nice to have a paper that dried dead flat (the agfa classic adox replacement samples were good, as was agfa classic itself) I'm not sure I personally would choose to buy a paper for that reason alone - it would have to have other qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmal View Post
    Just wanted to mention that I finally tried dancqu's stack
    method of drying and the result was perfectly flat prints.
    No edge waving or any other issues. Took about 4 days
    to fully dry. Thanks Dan.
    I'm pleased at your success. Not the quickest way to flat and
    dry. It does help though that the two steps are simultaneous.
    Can't be any other method so low in cost which will produce
    flat AND dry. And do it gently with out a plug.

    I've been shopping for suppliers with thoughts of offering
    units on a commercial basis. With your favorable results
    I'm encouraged in that endeavor.

    BTW, did you find some of that hydrophobic non-woven
    sheet material I've mentioned? Interfacing? Fabric stores
    carry the stuff and the firm surfaced works well. Dan

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    Dan,

    I used interfacing and corrugated board boxes that I cut to size. Cost about $3-5 dollars if I remember correctly.

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    I have finished my first box of Oriental's warmtone fiber-based paper, struggling with this flatness issue most of the time. I finally decided to shell out the $100 or so bucks for a print dryer - you know, those electrostatic ones B&H sells - and am pleased with the results. While nowhere near as flat as a RC print, they are acceptable, and the dryer accomodates up to 11x14 paper, which is currently the largest size I print. I will be ordering more fiber-based paper now.

    Incidentally, a question for the printing experts out there - in Ansel Adams' "The Print" he mentions that the main longevity concern for RC papers is cracking of the resin layer. He mentions that furture improvements may make that a non-issue. Did those "future improvements" ever come to pass? If so, are they real or just marketing hype?
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    I let my prints get almost dry (on a mesh rack face up), then I put them between acid free mat board sheets and weight it down until they dry. You can also iron them between mat board sheets...unless you're one of those guys that doesn't own an iron...
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    Drying fibre based paper

    What is the best way to dry fiber based paper - drying machine, blotting paper, print screen - or something else?
    Thank you.

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    I prefer screens. After drying, I put them between blotting paper sheets, between two sheets of 3/4 inch plywood, with several heavy books on top, to flatten them.
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    Drying fiber base

    I have used screens for the last 5-10 yrs and then flattened with a warm dry mount press until I started doing 16X20 which I found frilled on the edges when flattened with a dry moint press. I tried blotting tablets but found the interleaving paper wrinkled after the first use then left marks on my prints afterwards. So I am now using AnscoJohns methods of drying on a screen then pressing under blotter paper under weights. It takes more time but provides extremely flat prints at minimum risk of damage. I would shy away from a heating style dryer.
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    I'm still promoting my corrugated board stack dryer.
    It uses non-woven hydrophobic sheeting as separator
    material rather than blotters.

    Search for, interfacing, OR, corrugated. Dan

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