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.

    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
    jimkramer, May 12, 2005
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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.

    MikeM, May 12, 2005
  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
  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!

    [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.

    Bandicoot, May 13, 2005
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