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    The print sleeves (called protector sheets) I get from my local art store are very thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew O'Neill View Post
    Do you mean acetate? A good art store/supply shop should carry it.
    No. Mylar is a DuPont trade name fpr their polyester products.

    Make sure you ask for the right type as it's available in white and semi-opaque as well as clear.

    If you just want a few sheets, I could send you some.


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    Hi guys, i do have a contact on a seller (small scale, not industry wholesale) but I haven't managed to call him yet..
    I wonder however - I supposed the mylar could be reused many times and someone here mentioned only 2-3 times.. how durable is this stuff?
    @Steve- thank you for your kind offer, I'll contact you if I don't find a reasonable solution locally.

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    Any place that carries archival framing and matting supplies will have it. It is quite strong and can be reused many times. There are different thicknesses, the thinnest would be best for what you want to do. I did the same when I was printing non-silver.

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    Fluoropolymer have higher refractive index and your prints would be even sharper. It is the strongest plastic on earth.

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    I have been using polyester and LDPE Polyethylene sleeves for 40 years and notice no difference between the two; both for making contact prints and archival properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    Fluoropolymer have higher refractive index and your prints would be even sharper. It is the strongest plastic on earth.
    From a theretical point of view: the lessser refractive indix, thus nearer to air, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    the thinnest would be best for what you want to do.
    The thinnest we have is 75 micron (0.003"). I wouldn't use anything thinner. Thicker can be used but it depends on the light source. If a single bulb or the sun is used, then the thickness isn't going to make a lot of difference but if a large light source such as several UV tubes is used, the light can come in at all angles so the thinner, the better to reduce softening of the edges of the image,


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    I’m using Hostaphan some BoPET from Mitsubishi and I’m quite happy with it:

    http://www.kremer-pigmente.com/en/pr...&sorting=model

    It is 15µm

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    From a theretical point of view: the lessser refractive indix, thus nearer to air, the better.

    you are right but I bet fluoro have higher abbe number also higher partial dispersion number.

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