The curl that one gets is not only from how you dry; yes face down on screens after a squeegee has proven a good way for me. It also has to do with the age of the paper, and the RH of your facility. Paper thickness, type of process, toned, water type_ hard or softened, fixer used. At least this has been my experience for 35+ years. The tightness of the screens can also play a roll. But in all those years, the final step has been a dry mount press to end the process. Eric Eric Neilsen Photography 4101 Commerce Street Suite 9 Dallas, TX 75226 http://e.neilsen.home.att.net http://ericneilsenphotography.com Skype ejprinter > -----Original Message----- > From: pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pure-silver- > bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bogdan Karasek > Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:06 AM > To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [pure-silver] Re: curled fiber edges > > Hi Nicolas, > > Pakasol? More details on this; looks interesting; solution to a > persistent problem? > > Cheers, > Bogdan > > Nicholas O. Lindan wrote: > > > "Sissy Albertine" <salbert@xxxxxxx> > > > >> I heard through this list some time ago that using a squeegee only on > >> the emulsion side and letting it air dry face down on screen > > > > > > A variation I use on prints that have already dried is to dampen the > > back side of the print and then put it in a weighted blotter - or in > > the pages of a phone book with more books stacked on top. > > > > I used this a lot in the days of single-weight FB paper. Double weight > > paper doesn't _really_ curl up: SW Velour Black could curl into a tube > > the size of a pencil. > > > > I find soaking prints in Pakosol for 5 minutes before drying does > > help, and it gives the finished print a nicer 'hand'. > > > > == > > Nicholas O. Lindan > > Cleveland Engineering Design, LLC > > Cleveland, Ohio 44121 > > > > > ========================================================================== > =================================== > > > > To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to > > your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you > > subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. > > > > > > -- > ________________________________________________________________ > Bogdan Karasek > Montréal, Québec bogdan(at)bogdanphoto.com > Canada www.bogdanphoto.com > > "I bear witness" > ________________________________________________________________ > > > > ========================================================================== > =================================== > To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your > account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you > subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.