Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Printer Paper
From: daniel.ridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Wed Jan 19 08:33:27 2005
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Matte papers, particularly with pigment inks, can show marks from very
little abrasion.

It's easy to get around it. There are several sprays (Premier Art) that
you can spray on the surface for protection. I can get that one (you can
order it from but many swear by it. After spraying, you
can actually wipe off the prints with a damp rag if you want. It offers
very good protection.

Some sprays affect the "look" of a print. I don't know about that one (has
to do with the blacks and I forget if they help or hurt). I use a neutral
one (Lasceau). The sprays really really help.


> I am reading Aaron's comment about flaking and wondering how to proceed.
> The reason for my concern is that when I matte and frame pictures, I dust
> them with a fox tail brush before enclosing them. ?I have found that matte
> papers, and in particular the Epson HW matte, shows brush strokes if I am
> not e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y light fingered. ?This makes me wonder about the
> sleeve method.
> Of course, this is on a finished print, but if I can abrade the surface
> with a fox tail brush, then I can do so before I print as well.

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