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    Jesus $104 to add a reverse curve, that's CAPITALISM true US style.

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    Ah that's how it works. Seems quite simple. These days I'd have thought anyone with access to a reasonable workshop could have knocked them out for a profit at way below $104. Maybe it's a collector's item - having Zone VI on its side.

    At $104 or even its equivalent in pounds sterling, I think I'll pass on it

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    Well, I'm not asking anywhere near that much for mine :-) That's just what they have on that webpage. As near as I can tell, it actually sold for that much on ebay a month or two ago. Weird. I'm betting they didn't cost that much new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frobozz View Post
    Well, I'm not asking anywhere near that much for mine :-) That's just what they have on that webpage. As near as I can tell, it actually sold for that much on ebay a month or two ago. Weird. I'm betting they didn't cost that much new!

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    This print flattener is in the Zone VI 1985-86 where it is described as a new item. Looks like the white plastic version shown in this thread. Price was $24.50. Same item, same materials, same price in the Spring 1990 catalogue.

    The next Zone VI catalogue I have is 1994. The print flattener is now made of clear plastic and the price is almost double at $45.00. The last Zone VI catalogue I have is 1995-96. Plastic is still clear, price is still $45.00.

    This is probably more than anyone wanted to know.
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    This one looks plastic, but it's actually heavily painted wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Jesus $104 to add a reverse curve, that's CAPITALISM true US style.

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    I guess most people here have never heard of an iron, let alone know how to use one!

    When I don't have access to a dry mount press, an iron works just fine. I use an old ferrotyping plate below, and a mat board on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frobozz View Post
    This one looks plastic, but it's actually heavily painted wood.

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    Well never assume anything. The Zone VI catalogues don't say what either the opaque white or the clear models are made of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Ah that's how it works. Seems quite simple. These days I'd have thought anyone with access to a reasonable workshop could have knocked them out for a profit at way below $104. Maybe it's a collector's item - having Zone VI on its side.

    At $104 or even its equivalent in pounds sterling, I think I'll pass on it

    pentaxuser
    At that price, I'd say piss on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lindquist View Post
    Well never assume anything. The Zone VI catalogues don't say what either the opaque white or the clear models are made of.
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    No, I mean, I am holding the one in this thread in my hands and it is heavily painted wood. You can see the plys on the end cuts, through the white paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Jesus $104 to add a reverse curve, that's CAPITALISM true US style.

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    Haha, I couldn't agree more. If one's stupid enough not to be able to figure out how to replicate this, then they deserve to hand over their money.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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