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kieranmullen
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« on: July 23, 2009, 05:39:36 PM »

Normally stick to epson paper. Trying a new batch of paper. After 6 hours or so paper is still tacky. Would this indicate that the coating is to heavy and to lighten up a bit?
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 05:49:18 PM »

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After 6 hours or so paper is still tacky
It has been my experience when ink doesn't dry almost instantly, there's a chemical incompatibility either in the coating or the chemicals of the ink.
That paper makes my trash pail.
I have had paper where the ink pooled on teh paper, and never dried. In that case it was wrong ink. for the paper.
All the papers that I have ever used, dried instantly.... that is not the same as "curing".
Some papers require a curing time for the final colors to set. Some took 24 hours to do that.
The ink is dry, but time is needed for final color setting.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 11:53:31 PM »

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After 6 hours or so paper is still tacky. Would this indicate that the coating is to heavy and to lighten up a bit?


Doesn't sound like you could lighten up the ink density enough and have anything.  Fred is right; major incompatability somewhere. 

What are you trying--paper and ink?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 03:56:00 PM »

Depending on the paper, it is also possible that you printed on the wrong side. Don't laugh - it can happen  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 05:14:59 PM »

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Depending on the paper, it is also possible that you printed on the wrong side. Don't laugh - it can happen
Is there a confessional on this forum, I need to go?  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 10:59:35 PM »

Depending on the paper, it is also possible that you printed on the wrong side. Don't laugh - it can happen  Smiley

Not like I haven't done that.  The worst time was when I didn't realize it and thought I had the wrong paper profile and setting.  NOT caused from drinking a beer; time to go drink one for an excuse.

Was that good, Fr. Fred?
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 07:51:16 AM »

I printed one of my landscapes on the wrong side and it came out like a Monet painting  Cheesy. When it dries in a few months (if it ever does) I think I'll frame it.
Seriously, some Ilford paper is not compatible with pigment ink, it will never dry.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 08:10:35 AM »

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Seriously, some Ilford paper is not compatible with pigment ink
Ilford do say:
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GALERIE CLASSIC papers are only compatible with dye based printers
As far as I can see, they are the only ones where pigment ink is specifically excluded.
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