Uncurling rolled up panoramas

Discussion in 'Photography' started by BruceH, May 7, 2005.

  1. BruceH

    BruceH Guest

    I have several panoramas, some as long as 60" that have been
    rolled up for many years. How can I go about uncurling them?

    I was thinking of placing it in a humid room until it could
    relax a bit and then carefully unroll them. If they seem to
    be flexible enough to straighten out, attach weights and hang
    it and then let the room lose the humidity. Then after the
    humidity has left the panorama, flatten between some
    acid free material.

    Thoughts?
     
    BruceH, May 7, 2005
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  2. BruceH

    photo35744 Guest

    Try recurling then in the opposite direction
     
    photo35744, May 8, 2005
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  3. BruceH

    Mr. Mark Guest

    I have several panoramas, some as long as 60" that have been
    An interesting question. My mom has some similar photos, also rolled for
    years.

    Prints are washed in water, so why not soak them? But before you do this
    (because I'm just guessing) you could call a local professional lab and ask
    them if they can mount them for you. I develop on fiber based papers that
    tend to roll and I just took a a few in for mounting, but they won't be as
    extreme as your rolled panoramas, which I've noticed can crack if not
    unrolled carefully.
     
    Mr. Mark, May 8, 2005
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  4. BruceH

    Mr. Mark Guest

    I have several panoramas, some as long as 60" that have been
    Bruce, there's a related thread in rec.photo.darkroom right now.

    Subject: Flattening 8x10 B&W
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    Hope that helps.
     
    Mr. Mark, May 10, 2005
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