</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (lee @ May 4 2003, 03:39 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>It has been well documented that you need to account for the thickness of the paper when focusing on the printing easel.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>

I cannot believe this and have not made any such observations. A simple DOF-calculation will show you, that there is plenty of DOF on your easel and EL-Lenses do usually have excellent field flatness. Sometimes when the focus knob on my EL-Head is too far away, I do focus by lowering or lifting the geared easel table on my Durst 139. I&#39;m always surprised about how much I can move the table without losing focus while watching though a 10x grain focuser.