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FLA53

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Print Shield Spray or similar
« on: May 14, 2017, 10:37:09 PM »

I am back to printing after a six-year hiatus. I am now using an Epson P600 printer, using mostly non matt papers, i.e., papers requiring pk black ink. My prints will rarely be framed, so I went to a camera store to buy a protective spray. The store sales person discouraged me from using a print spray on non matt papers, so I didn't buy it. Was the sales person's advice correct?
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Re: Print Shield Spray or similar
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 09:47:07 AM »

Depends on where & how the prints will be displayed.  They don't "need to be sprayed" if carefully handled / displayed / stored.  But if the end use involves repeated handling, then spraying them will be a much safer bet.  I've successfully used Print Shield on most of the satin/semigloss papers with excellent results.  Just follow the application directions to the letter. 

I spray maybe one out of a hundred prints, given typical customer use-case.  But there are times when it has been essential to protect the print surface from damage. It will give the print surface a slightly different appearance, but a very nice look, IMO. 

Rand
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Re: Print Shield Spray or similar
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 09:50:07 PM »

Print shield is fine for photographic papers (except metallic) and fine art matte papers.

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Re: Print Shield Spray or similar
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 11:10:42 AM »

Rand & Ken,

Thank you for your help.
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