Re: Out Out Damn Wrinkles!

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/08/04-11:16:34 PM Z
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On Sun, 8 Aug 2004 wrote:
> The paper wrinkles much more when I apply the second coat. I am allowing it
> to air dry for 45 minutes between coats. Any suggestions or tricks regarding
> how I might reduce the wrinkles—other than tumbling it in the dryer with one of
> those wrinkle removing little tissues?

Put pins in the 4 corners to pin to a cork board or similar & as the paper
stretches move the pins to keep it taut.

> Second, because of the above wrinkles, I am occasionally running into a
> second problem when exposing on the NUARC. The vacuum frame sucks everything up
> nice and tight—in fact, I am getting a wonderful embossing effect from the nubs
> on the rubber apron of the vacuum frame.

My experience with the NuArc was that for any paper thinner than mat
board, it was necessary to reduce pressure to prevent creasing. You have
a bleed valve? About 5 - 10 pounds pressure was plenty.


> I placed a piece of thin, flexible vinyl over the nubs of the rubber base of
> the vacuum frame to keep the print from achieving the embossing feature—I am
> wondering if I should perforate this vinyl sheet to further improve removing of
> air bubbles?
> Now, instead of the embossing feature that, though it is kinda cool but
> rather distracting with the print, I am occasionally getting a wrinkle that turns
> into a really nice crease across the print. I have countered that by very
> slowly turning on the vacuum sucker until it looks like the air bubbles are out. So
> far, this seems to be working, but I hate to waste any more prints and I do
> like the DMax it is giving me with the Magic Brush, which seems to dilute the
> PT/PD mix a bit resulting in lower DMax when single coating.
> Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Best Wishes,
> Mark Nelson
Received on Mon Aug 9 12:17:55 2004

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