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KeithR
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2008, 09:22:05 AM »
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Has anyone tried to use a window blind for this task?  As I watched the video journal demonstration that thought jumped into my head.
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If your refering to the pull down shade type, I would think that the diameter would be too small for decurling purposes. Rolling on too small of a diameter might damage the surface. If you'll notice, most derollers(that I've seen) are about 3 inch in diameter.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2008, 10:10:52 AM »
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There was a similar topic on de-curlers discussed in September 2007. The reference is below

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....9753&hl=eyebeam

I have used my homemade de-curler on IJA microceramic luster, Epson Luster, Hahn Fine Art Pearl, Hahn Photo Rag with very good results.
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2008, 10:29:54 AM »
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I cut the blind off the tiny tube it is on and attach it onto a 3" tube and it works just fine for any paper art that comes into my shop.
After I roll it up, I put a rubber band around it and put the whole thing into a larger tube and let it set for an hour or so.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2008, 02:29:33 PM »
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Well I guess I have seen them all..

Just watch the video that Michael did in his review section on the d-roller. It takes minutes Not Hours no tubes no cutting this and that.. If anyone is going to PMA We will have one in our booth for you to try.

The last time I Checked The carpenter forum nobody was trying to figure out how to make a Hammer..I guess you could use a Rock and bang a nail.

Anyway I understand the expense that is why we do the 50.00 off with a roll of paper deal...if I could get the cost lower I would.

Feel Free to come by our booth at PMA and give it a try

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Jim Doyle
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2008, 03:41:20 PM »
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I took advantage of the $50 off with a roll order from Jim some months back.  

I'm also a do it yourself type of guy.  I have a complete woodshop and make a lot of my own woodshop tools.  But this is one of those tools that I just didn't want to mess around trying to make better what was already well done.  

To each his own, but I like the materials and build quality of the D-Roller and don't want to spend the time and effort required to duplicate.  If your budget is tight that's certainly understandable.  But time is money, and time is shorter for some than money.
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2008, 03:21:57 PM »
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No one is arguing that the d-roller does the job well and quickly. The problem is the price. There is no question that it is waaaaay too expensive. For artists who don't do volume, it probably doesn't pay to buy this product at that price. You could buy a couple of rolls of paper for that price and find another way to flatten out the paper.

And then there's the question - If you could give $50 off for the d-roller if you buy a roll of paper, why can't you just give the 50 bucks off for the purchase of the d-roller. It's a simple product that doesn't require a bunch of complicated technical support. It just gets shipped out the door.

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Well I guess I have seen them all..

Just watch the video that Michael did in his review section on the d-roller. It takes minutes Not Hours no tubes no cutting this and that.. If anyone is going to PMA We will have one in our booth for you to try.

The last time I Checked The carpenter forum nobody was trying to figure out how to make a Hammer..I guess you could use a Rock and bang a nail.

Anyway I understand the expense that is why we do the 50.00 off with a roll of paper deal...if I could get the cost lower I would.

Feel Free to come by our booth at PMA and give it a try

Cheers
Jim Doyle
http://www.shadesofpaper.com
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2008, 06:42:52 PM »
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Whether one selects to purchase a de-curler or make their own is a personal choice. Some prefer to save their money, and enjoy the process and challenge of building one and developing a technique to make it work. Others would prefer not to spend time that way and buy a high quality product.

A do-it-yourself decurler costs less than $20 and a bit of time. To purchase one costs more than 10 times this amount. (The hammer analogy given in a previous post is not quite fair. A hammer does not cost $200). In my case, I built one with the idea that if it did not flatten well and/or was awkward to use, I would purchase one. The one I built works fine. It may not be as easy to use as the commercial version, but just requires a bit more care in the process.

Either way, (build or buy) you can have a de-curler that works effectively and efficiently, and you can end up with a flat sheet of paper with no marks or blemishes from the de-curling process. No-one will be able to distinguish how it was flattened.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2008, 08:56:13 PM »
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Hey Richard

fair question..Why Dont I Just give the 50.00 dollars off.. Because If I Did I would Lose Money And depending on the roll one buys I Still do Lose money after Free Shipping, but I am OK with that since I look at a Long term relationship rather than a one time sale.  

And Eyebeam..The Hammer Analogy works..Rock $0 Eastwing 30.00.00 So That looks like about 10x the cost.. LOL

Anyway you are all correct as long as the paper gets flat who cares how it gets there..
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Jim Doyle
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2008, 08:12:36 PM »
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My solution to the (lack of) 17x25 Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper problem is 17x24 paper: I buy the 25 sheet box of 36x24, use my matt cutter and end up with 50 perfectly flat (well, almost) 17x24 sheets of HPR for less than $200. Plus you have 25 2x24 strips left over for passport pictures . You can get it from Jim ...
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