From: Les Newcomer (email@example.com)
Date: 05/12/00-11:43:54 PM Z
"Christina Z. Anderson" wrote:
> Interesting: we had a student in the class I was TA'ing for bring us a
> print which came out of our roller dryer REALLY glossy. It looked like hi
> gloss RC as a matter of fact. In comparison with the same print on the same
> paper it was really amazing. She swore up and down it was fiber paper, but
> it seemed really flimsy and we couldn't figure it out. Finally I got it:
> it WAS fiber paper, a thinner Kodak brand, and the roller had apparently
> been turned up too hot that day and had made the print shinier, a sort of
> inadvertent ferrotype.
One of the reasons it's hard to find a pako drier with a good surface is just
the opposite of what happened here. My college routinely had the heat up to
the 225 range and at least once a semester someone would put an RC print thru
it. If we caught it in time it would only bond/melt with the drum, and someone
would take a metal spatula and then steelwool to the drum to remove the
remains. Once we had a print bond fabric to the drum (sort of like hot
mounting tissue does to prints & matboard) Had to get a whole new apron, and
sure enough they took the old one all the way off, so it took me the better
part of two hours to figure out which side of what roller the apron went on.
If you have access to one of these I've found if the heat is below 175, RC
paper comes out unscathed.
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