Quote Originally Posted by Bob F.
Arrrrggghhhh!!!!!

Seriously, think about dumping the glass. It works fine for contacts as there is no image passing through the glass - just the light. Putting the glass between the negative and the paper has several effects. It will distort the image, it gives two more surfaces to pick up dust and it will shift the focus (by approx half the thickness of the glass IIRC). The easel will hold the paper flat enough. If it's really bendy, you can just bend it back on itself a little to relax it. I've never heard of anyone using a sheet of glass in that way... (watch 'em all pop up now! )...

Cheers, Bob.

Bob,

As someone else mentioned it: young eyes! And, certainly, if you want to forward me the money for a four-bladed easel...

In any case, it's worked fine so far (I see no noticable difference between my various methods). And after all, isn't it looking just good enough to flame your ego what really matters?

-Nate