RE: Crystal Clear Film and Epson 2200

From: Don Bryant ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/23/04-11:16:25 AM Z
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> Fast breaking news. I just tried to print the negative I made last
> evening on the Crystal Clear Film with the Epson 2200. I thought it
> was dry last evening, but as it turns out it had not completely dried
> even today, and while printing with the vacuum frame parts of the
> negative came off and stuck to the sensitized paper, which was very
> dry. So back to the drawing board to determine how long it takes to
> completely dry the material. Or perhaps some form of speed drying
> might work, say a few seconds in the microwave?

The microwave trick may work but I suspect you'll need a large one for 13x19
sized media.

RH here is about 45-50%. I've keep my last negative tucked away in a drawer
over night and it feels dry to the touch this morning 9 hours later except
for the black step wedge which still feels slightly damp and abrades fairly
easily. The RGB and CMY step tablets all seem to be very dry.

I'll look at it later today and check it then. A negative may very well need
a full day to cure. The upshot of that is this material may not be optimum
for use in a workshop setting and some kind of drying rack may be required
since multiple sheets can't be stacked.

Received on Sat Oct 23 11:16:24 2004

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