how much drying time for a ink jet print?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by GrailKing, Aug 20, 2003.

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    GrailKing Guest

    For my sister-inlaw on her 50th b-day I made three collages, I let
    them dry two days then put them in frames, I noticed moisture against
    the glass and started wondering if I should have waited longer before
    I framed them. How long should it take for a print to dry so it is
    safe for framing?

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    GrailKing, Aug 20, 2003
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    tkranz Guest

    two days should be plenty - it's been a humid summer - sure it wasn't plain
    old condensation????
     
    tkranz, Aug 20, 2003
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Thirty minutes should be adequate. If you had moisture on the inside of
    the glass, it probably was atmospheric.
     
    Ron Hunter, Aug 20, 2003
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    Mike Graham Guest

    I've read the other replies, and they surprise me a bit, because I frame
    stuff 'hot off the press'. Within a few minutes of printing, quite often.
    I haven't had a problem yet. I use HP Premium Plus matte photo paper and HP
    ink.

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    Mike Graham, Aug 20, 2003
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  5. I use Epson Photo Paper and an Epson Photo 780 with stock inks
    and they are dry within moments - seconds perhaps.

    Perhaps that is because it takes so long to print at 2880... :)
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Aug 20, 2003
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    GrailKing Guest

    Lexmark ink and printer on Kodak Ultima High Gloss 71lb paper.

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    GrailKing Guest

    Hmmmm, that's what I did, HG right to clipped glass frames.

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    GrailKing Guest

    Yup on inside of glass, I went over all the glass with paper towels
    before I placed the picures inside.

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    GrailKing Guest

    Could be, dunno I will try some matte paper next.

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    GrailKing Guest

    CT, and yes.

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    GrailKing Guest

    I use(d) Kodak Ultima 71lb high gloss paper, as others suggested could
    be humidity, I did those pictures when it rained for a week here in
    CT, I just printed a couple of pictures that been sitting for 3 days
    gonna frame them and see how it goes.

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