my thanks to all who replied to my post on drying FB papers.

having read through the posts and looked at the times and work involved by some of the methods used, I am sure that using the Nova FB dryer is by far the quickest and most convenient way of drying.
30 mins after washing and sqeeging the paper it is dry and flat ready for mounting, furthermore if I use a glazing plate and glazing solution on the dryer I get a very deep gloss finish which looks superb.

The only drawback at the moment is that I have stopped using Berrger paper until I find the cure to the edge crinkling.