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Robert A. Simpson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
 

Inkjet prints and framing on Glass problem.


i have mounted several Prints printed on my canon i9900 and they sit right next to the glass when framed. I noticed they all have a strange Film that builds up on the glass? Is there a cure for this, maybe a finish spray that I could spray on the prints before mounting them. Anyone else have this problem or any suggestions or solutions. I am not using any matting as I like the Full Picture in the frame, so it sits right next to the glass, but builds up the ugly Film on the glass, any help appreciated.

thanks,

Bob


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3/13/2005 3:41:44 PM

 
Mark Teixeira   I too have the same problem when I don't wait at least 3 days before mounting. I use KODAK paper and I think that it isn't being absorbed quickly.
I have tried Canon paper and find less of a problem but the cost of the paper is more expensive.


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3/13/2005 4:07:45 PM

 
Robert A. Simpson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  thanks. I did wait a couple days before mounting, that residue still shows. Maybe try different papers, probly matte would not do this. It seems to happen with High Gloss papers.


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3/13/2005 4:09:54 PM

 
Michael H. Cothran   Inks emit gaseous fumes for quite a while. The glossy paper is RC, which means that the back is sealed, so there is no where for the gasses to go but straight onto the glass. Use a non-RC paper, like fine art papers, or matte papers, and you won't have this problem.
Also, you should never, ever place glossy prints into direct contact with your glass. After a while, it will adhere itself to the glass like glue, and you will never be able to remove it.
You won't have any of these problems with matte paper.
Michael H. Cothran
www.mhcphoto.net


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3/14/2005 5:37:22 AM

 
Robert A. Simpson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  thnaks Michael.This si not good news as I would like to use Glossy papers. I will just have to figure a way to kep the picture from touching the glass. thanks.


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3/14/2005 10:49:42 AM

 
Larry Brown   If they are behind glass ... the glossy finish isn't necessary so spray your pictures (after 3 days)with a satin laquer finish ... allow 1 hour drying time before framing


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3/17/2005 6:58:57 PM

 
Robert A. Simpson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  Thank you Larry. I will try this.


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3/17/2005 8:37:06 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2003
  I Use An Epson 1280 And Epson Paper I Print One Day And Mount The Next And Have Never Had A Problem Like Is Being Discussed My Prints Never Stick To The Glass Or Have Anything Going On Like That!LOL!!


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3/19/2005 8:07:15 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2004
  Normally, you should use a mat on top of the print. Then, the actual print does not touch the glass.

You can buy mats at framing shops or make your own.

See http://www.diynet.com/diy/ph_frame/article/0,2025,DIY_14180_2268362,00.html

Peter Burian


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3/19/2005 10:46:35 AM

 
Robert A. Simpson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  Thanks Peter, mats do the trivck but my preference is not to use one unless its custom and small. I like the full image with no mat.


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3/20/2005 1:01:51 AM

 
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