Dry-mounting Epson prints?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Thor Lancelot Simon, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Is it possible -- or advisable -- to dry-mount prints on Epson "premium
    photo" papers made in a Stylus 2200 with Ultrachrome inks? I can't find
    any information on the effect of dry-mounting on the color or permanence
    of Epson ink or paper.

    I already have a dry-mount press so I'd just as soon use the same process
    to mount my Epson prints as I do for my C41 prints; but if it will harm
    the inkjet prints I suppose I can find another way.
    Thor Lancelot Simon, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. Thor Lancelot Simon

    Tony Guest

    The place where I get my pictures matted dry mounts Epson inkjet prints for
    me. They have a machine with two heat settings and use the lower one. No
    problems with the 20 or so prints I've had mounted in the past few years.
    Tony, Nov 1, 2004
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  3. Thor Lancelot Simon

    ... Guest

    There are mixed results here. The paper has a plastic coating on it and
    it seems that the plastic melts at a higher temperature than laminating
    film needs to make a bond so... If you can successfully laminate the
    paper, you can also mount it with a heat press if the temperature is
    below that which fuses the coating.

    I never have a lot of success with Epson paper but HP gloss is no
    problem. I now use a vacuum mounting press with EVA glue and find it
    excellent. I also use "Jac" brand double sided adhesive film for small
    prints. This is the stuff Ilford used to sell as photo mounting film. I
    found using a laminating machine on zero heat setting rolled down the
    photo to the backing without air entrapment.

    ..., Nov 1, 2004
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