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Czornyj
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« on: December 09, 2012, 05:05:51 PM »
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The challange - an urgent order of 200 christmas cards printed on Hahnemuehle Baryta FB:


I used to experiment with flattening my prints in the oven, or an iron and ironing board, but none of these methods were effective, safe, fast nor convenient. My latest discovery was an used Planeta Europress Iron Press (paid ~30$):


It works like a charm - it perfectly flattens a print from a roll in a few seconds:


The effect is good enough to load flattened sheet flawlessly, and print on the second side of a print without any head strikes:


None Hahnemuehle media nor Canon iPF printer were harmed during this printing session Cool


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alain
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 05:35:45 PM »
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beautiful  ;-)
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 06:22:13 AM »
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Did you really use the iron while it was hot?

Or is it mainly about applying some pressure (without heat)?
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 12:50:16 PM »
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Hey Cz where'd you buy that at?  Can't find it anywhere on the net. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 12:57:12 PM »
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Hey Cz where'd you buy that at?  Can't find it anywhere on the net. 
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=clothing+press&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3931944111&hvpos=1o1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=19219580122027491223&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_79x4a2yow2_b
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 03:22:15 PM »
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Did you really use the iron while it was hot?

Or is it mainly about applying some pressure (without heat)?
Pressure alone doesn't help - even after a long period of time. Heat flattens the print in a few seconds. You must use lower temperature and longer pressing period with RC papers. Hahnemuehle is heatproof, even high temperature wasn't damaging it.

Hey Cz where'd you buy that at?  Can't find it anywhere on the net.  
That Singer should also be ok, I suppose.

Mine is a german product, I'm not sure it was available on US market

http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=planeta+europress&_sacat=0&_from=R40
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 07:52:54 PM »
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I have two drymount presses left over from darkroom days. The smaller one doesn't heat any more, but it is still good for s-l-o-w flattening of small prints.
The larger one works fine for faast flattening of larger prints.

But it cost me a lot more than Cz' iron!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 12:23:43 AM »
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Nice! Reminds me of standing around waiting for fiber darkroom prints to flatten in the dry mount press.

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