Originally Posted by Lee Shively
Not really. The masking blades would prevent this. Also, negative strips extend into the metal frame area where they are also held in place.
The glass negative carrier for Saunders LPL enlarger needs both pieces of glass to function properly. The maksing blades provide not support for the negative.
I presumed that while the top, AN glass was important for preventing Newton rings, the bottom glass (for sheet film) was important because for sheet film, sag is the problem, not curl. Is this correct?