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Printer paper problem

Postby U/W Photographer » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:49 am

I have just purchased a box of 50 A4 sheets of "Innova FibaPrint White Gloss" the paper was so tightly shrink wrapped that all the paper is curled up & bowed (I have had them sat under a weight of books overnight but they are no better) also the corners on five of the sheets are so badly damaged that they are unusable.

Professional quality printing is all new to me, but this can't be the norm, is it?
Any help & advise would be appreciated.
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Re: Printer paper problem

Postby U/W Photographer » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:17 pm

I have received a email from the store I purchased the paper from, this is what they said about the curling.

"Firstly, in common with all digital fibre/baryta papers, curling is not unusual and is not because of the shrink wrap. These fine art papers with a matt paper base absorb condensation on the coated side, leading to the curling. Books and other stuff won't cure the curling but there are two simple cures.

Put the paper on a piece of damp cloth with the coated side facing up. This introduces moisture to the back of the paper and induces a reverse curl.
Even simpler and quicker ... manually reverse curl the paper before printing.

Both these procedures are unfortunately a bit of a pain but unfortunately this is the nature of these papers. As you have already experienced, any upward curl results in head strikes (the printer head striking the cusp in the paper) and results in ruined prints. Downward curls are no problem."


I would be very interested to hear your comments.
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Re: Printer paper problem

Postby gcrogers » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:33 pm

I second k's comment, thanks for the ideas Bez. Clever, practical, and economical.
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Re: Printer paper problem

Postby poah » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:35 pm

I've never had a problem with the innova papers, they seem to be the only ones that have never given me strikes. I reverse bend all the FB papers just in case paying poarticular attention to the ends. I store the paper upside down to the way it arrives which helps reduce any further curl.
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