Quote Originally Posted by onadraw View Post
I'm having a hard time getting straight borders when using the easel. The 2 enlargements I liked best were made without the easel by laying the paper directly on the baseboard. Is it really necessary to use an easel?
Some easels have been bent or are out of alignment, so check to see if that is your problem.

And blades can loosen over time (especially with 2 blade models), so check that.

There is a bit of technique involved in positioning paper into an open easel, and then closing it without moving the paper, so it may be that you need to practise that in the light.