it certainly can be long winded.

carbon ritual .....

1 day to make glop and pour 10 tissues
3 days drying time
1 day sensitiser drying time
1 day printing
1 day dry and print clearing

finally dry and sign print assuming you didnt come across any problems during the process

1 week to get from beginning to end, i must be mad lol

i can make a decent fibre print in half an hour
its a bit like playing on a pool table after slogging it out on a full size snooker table , easier thats for sure

so streamline your printing and you will have a great looking fibre print in less time than it takes to clean the head on your printer