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    not if you live in Toronto Colin

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    I like Occam's Razor. Why do you need a drymount press to flatten prints? I put dry prints in a stack and sandwich them between two masonite boards. Put a 35 lb. dumbbell on top and in a couple of days, voilà! flat prints. You can do this at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjames View Post
    Put a 35 lb. dumbbell on top and in a couple of days, voilà! flat prints. You can do this at home.
    My three boys weigh 80 pounds each now, but I guess I could still get one of them to sit on the prints for awhile.

    Vaughn
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    I've done this. It works best if you take a paper napkin or cloth and lightly wet it with water; lightly wipe the back of the print and then press in a drymount press (i like doing it between clean matt boards) for a few seconds.

    Otherwise I like RC for classes and the like. It's quick!
    I remember driving home from class with a dozen fiber prints that were still tacky.. It was December up in Massachusetts, I had the heat on high and the prints on the dashboard.. using the heat to speed things up. Ah memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Corneau View Post
    Blotter paper 20 or more inches wide is a tad hard to find!
    Try a substitute. Fabric stores carry a material called
    interfacing. It is of non-woven polyester sheeting;
    hydrophobic and very inexpensive.

    I sandwich prints twixt two sheets and the sandwich
    twixt sheets of corrugated board. Layer upon layer
    is possible. A compact, ultra light, bottom dollar
    way to dry and flatten in one operation. Easy
    to stow away. Dan

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    Use the drymount press...I sometimes heat the print to almost dry with a hair blower (works great) and then put it in the press for 30 sec, open the press to release the moisture and then close again for 30 seconds...continue till bone dry and flat.

    Cheers-
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    Mr Canuhead (brother of Ted..?) --
    Was that an offer?

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    well it'll probably cost a few to send since it can get heavy. dancqu has a good method. it's similar to the stack in my salthill dryer.

    corrugated cardboard
    1/8" foam
    interfacing
    print
    interfacing
    1/8" foam
    corrugated cardboard

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    A good suggestion -- I'll give one try to my local shop to see what they can do, first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuhead View Post
    dancqu has a good method. it's similar
    to the stack in my salthill dryer.

    corrugated cardboard
    1/8" foam
    interfacing
    print
    interfacing
    1/8" foam
    corrugated cardboard
    Is that 'interfacing' the 1/8" foam? If not one and
    the same is the foam of a rigged type.?

    Search this NG for, Salthill . Post and threads.
    Many discuss print drying and flattening. Dan

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