Re: stretching paper

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;>
Date: 02/16/04-01:07:25 AM Z
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On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 wrote:

> Here's another offbeat, weird, perverted question—relax Judy, it has nothing
> to do with why you frequent "Fight Bars"....

Hey, doesn't everybody?

> ...when handling the wet paper, perhaps even thinner wet paper, does
> picking it up by a corner and swinging it about the room cause the paper
> to stretch at all? Hanging to dry by a corner?

Of course it's an issue... Don't hang paper to dry, especially not by a
corner, if you plan to do any re-register. That's aside from the
possibility of tearing off a corner of a paper with low wet strength (eg
Zerkal, among others). Dry the paper flat at a slight angle (so water
won't puddle), best on something that will permit air to come from
underneath, too... a screen is good unless it's the kind of thin weak
paper that will take on the texture of the screen, especially after it's
had a long soak, or been shrunk in hot water...

I'm also told by folks savvy about paper that drying slower rather than
faster will improve dimensional stability...

Received on Mon Feb 16 01:07:36 2004

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