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    4x5 drying flatness

    Does sheet film typically dry flat, or with a slight curve? Does the way it is hung have much of an impact and do the cheaper films (foma, lucky) have any problems over the bigger brands?

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    It should dry flat. Maybe if you're in a humid environment, that could affect things. The normal way to do it is to hang from one corner.
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    Don't know about the others, but5x4 Tri-X and TMY-2 always dry flat for me. I hang them from the notch corner to dry.
    Last edited by Bruce Watson; 02-14-2010 at 12:43 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    For me Arista and EFKE tend to curve a little but not enough to cause any problem and they both flatten out after a day or two in a negative sleave
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    foma has a slight reverse curl, shangers and era also a slight curl, but nothing compared to the same brands in 120 roll

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    Maybe you're using too much hardener in the fix? Or maybe the magical gawds of Ozzy land are just playing tricks with you.

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    I never had Kodak or Ilford dry anything but dead flat, summer winter anythime. Hang by a corner with a clothes pin with a wire hook over a line. You need to make the wire yourself and the plastic pins are predrilled.

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    Kryzs - Ilford sheet film dries perfectly flat in my Brisbane shower. I hang it by one corner

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    I never had a problem with 4x5 film but I do get some curl with 8x10. Enough so that a piece of glass is a necessity for contact printing.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I can sleep now.



 

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