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    How to stick FB paper to the wall for enlarging ?

    Dear all,

    Do you have any advices on how to hold my FB paper on my wall during my enlarging process ?

    The column of my enlarger is too small and i want to try to make a big enlargement. I have seen a video on somebody who project the light directly on the wall and use the wall as a table for the paper.

    I was wondering how to do that ?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    All the best

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    How about some tape to stick it to the wall? I have never done it before so I am throwing some ideas. I have seen one guy who build a vacuemboard with old vacuumcleaners. Other ideas I have seen is using magnets on a iron wall.

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    You could try a tape like this:

    http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...difl:13ddq0ud1

    depending on the thickness of the tape and the stiffness of the FB paper, you may want to put a sheet of paper the same thickness of the tape behind the center of the print.

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    A metal plate on the wall, and long magnets to hold the paper.

    Building a drop-baseboard enlarging shelf is an easier way to do it, IMO. Alignment is easier and your enlarger doesn't need to be moved.
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    Does your enlarger head rotate? There is double-sided masking tape but test it to see if it damages the paper when removing it. If a border is okay drafting tape which is similar to masking tape but not as sticky might work. Having the paper flat against the wall is critical. You will also need to know exactly where to place it and to first have apiece on the wall to compose and focus. 2F/2F has a much better way.

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    I would be more concerned with the proper alignment of negative-lens-paper planes; a task which I find non-trivial even on the baseboard.

    As for the paper, I would just use good ol' tape.

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    Magnets on a metal wall to create tension is the way to go.

    Alignment and other issues are difficult but not impossible.

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    I used to do big prints positioning the paper on the floor, having put a heavy weight on the ground board of the enlarger and turning the colum 180 degrees. Much easier to keep the paper flat that way.
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for your tips. I will see how i can do it. Unfortunately, i don't have a metal wall.

    Hadeer, i didn't think to put it on the ground ! Thanks for the idea. I need to see if i can make it like this.

    Thanks all

    All the best

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    You don't need a metal wall. You just need metal on the wall.
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