BJ ink drying time

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by MikeM, May 12, 2005.

  1. MikeM

    MikeM Guest

    Does the brand of photo printing paper make a difference to the length
    of time bj ink takes to dry. I have been printing with an Epson RX510
    on Kodak Premium Picture Paper and the ink takes a long time to dry.
    More than a day to be completely dry, especially in the cool overcast
    weather we are having at the moment.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
    MikeM, May 12, 2005
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    jimkramer Guest

    My experiences with Kodak papers has been HORRIBLE. They do not ever seem
    to dry right. Use the Epson papers, Ilford papers or (and I know this
    probably won't help you) the Kirkland (Costco Brand) paper, which I suspect
    is rebranded Ilford.

    Jim Kramer
     
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  3. MikeM

    MikeM Guest

    I bought about 10 50-packs of the Kodak at 1/2 price when the new
    version came out so I will be stuck with it for a while yet. At the
    moment the problem is to find relatively dust-free places to dry them.

    Mike
     
    MikeM, May 12, 2005
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  4. MikeM

    jimkramer Guest

    Try the oven/range heat the oven up to "warm", not hot, no where near hot,
    turn it off then stick the prints on a cookie tray. Test it on something
    first as this may cause them to curl.

    Jim Kramer
     
    jimkramer, May 12, 2005
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  5. I've found that reducing the amount of ink the printer puts on the paper
    helps more than anything else. When I bought some HP double sided paper
    and put it through a r310 Epson, it went on so heavy that it cause tiny
    puddles because the paper is not as absorbent as Epson's. I found
    altering the paper type made a huge difference.

    For example... Transparencies have extra thin coatings and the printer
    will lay down a series of passes of ink on this material to aid drying.
    When I used this on some Kodak paper, the drying issue went away.

    All I can suggest is you experiment with different paper type settings.
    There is an answer, it's just not in the instruction book!

    Douglas
     
    [email protected], May 12, 2005
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    Bandicoot Guest

    I've known people dry prints in the microwave - can't see why it wouldn't
    work with inkjets too. Once again, you should experiment, and certainly
    keep a watchful eye on it.


    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, May 13, 2005
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