One does not need to have an easel to produce prints and my big ones so far have been limited to 20x24 made on a 20x16 easel with the blades removed. I modify the frame so it hold the paper flat, but the masking cannot be varied and is not 'clean'. This does not bother me as so far I either dry mount or mask off the image using the mount during framing thus hiding imperfect edges.
BUT, I saw in a gallery a traditional fibre print of at least 30" with perfectly crisp masked off edges. I have never seen a whopper easel! How can one produce perectly accurately masked giant prints so that you can allow a border of paper base between the bevel mount and the image edge?
I have heard of big vaccum easels but they dont mask do they?
This has me stumped!