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    Just two pieces of matte board.

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    If you heat up the gelatin it will start to take on the texture of the surface you are pressing it against.

    Look for some release paper. It's not going to completely solve your problem, but it will help.

    How are you drying your prints? Face down on a fiberglass or plastic window screen works well to keep them from curling as well as squeegeeing the prints out of the rinse.

    Humidity in the air will have an effect on the curl as well.

    Take a look at this... http://www.freestylephoto.biz/928-Se...-yds.?sc=24100
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    Drying on a Premier dryer. It doesn't dry flat enough. I don't have window screens.

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    Anyone have any suggestions for a steamer? Would a clothes steamer do the job? Suggestions?

    I would like to get more gloss, but I really don't want to ferrotype. Too time consuming.

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    Won't steaming curl the print again though?

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    Mat board
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    here's a suggestion to try, but you might want to experiment first of course: You can wax your prints to get a sheen back on them (after flattening them) and also protect them somewhat.....I have used turtlewax, but there is probably something more appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjames View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions for a steamer? Would a clothes steamer do the job? Suggestions?

    I would like to get more gloss, but I really don't want to ferrotype. Too time consuming.
    I use a kitchen kettle.

    Be careful, the steam is hot!
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    I took a second look at the prints, and it's the old prints that exhibit this problem, so may be it's more due to handling and not flattening.

    If I am going to be steaming prints, I guess if there will be too much condensate, the print will have to be dried and flattened again?

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    It's a light steaming. Only a small amount of moisture. John Sexton even does it with prints that are already mounted.

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