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abaazov

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« on: July 10, 2008, 10:00:40 PM »

"The only fly in the ointment has been that this paper has difficulty printing from rolls on the HP Z3100, because that printer doesn't have a vacuum system and the paper is very curl resistant"
-M reichman

how big of a problem is this? is it just an annoyance, or does it actually render the printing impossible?

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 11:02:05 AM »

Some head strikes, but just decurle the paper before you put it in.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 01:13:33 PM »

how are you decurling this paper? I've tried everything I can think of, and nothing will do it without introducing some kind of kink, even if subtle. It also will not flatten out over time.
Love this paper, but off a roll it's become a nightmare to work with. Sheets don't come large enough.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 02:13:53 PM »

Get a cardboard tube (large one like 8" wide), unroll the paper, cover it with plastic or tissue to protect the surface of the paper and gently d roll it over itself.  It helps to keep the paper in a humid environment to help decrease the curl.  Sometimes a humidifier will help if you are in a small room.  Or you could buy a d roller, but that will probably damage the paper.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 03:14:39 PM »

yes, a droller definitely damages it. I tried a tube as wide as 6" or so, sill damaged it.
Guess it's time to go to home despot for a concrete from...
This paper should NOT be this difficult to deal with. I emailed Ilford about it, got a very nice and long reply that was way off base, and when I replied back to that never heard another word. Need large sheets.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 11:39:34 PM »

I have no issues whatsoever after having the unit updated with the current spec parts.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008, 08:24:13 AM »

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what parts are you referring to?
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 08:54:32 AM »

Pinch rollers and star wheels - do a search, it's a well covered topic.

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2008, 09:48:13 AM »

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I've had the pinch rollers replaced with the tan coloured ones. The tech said I had the latest star wheels (how can you tell if they are the new ones?).

How does this affect the printing in the sense that the paper has a lot of curl and the Z3100 does not have a vacuum hold down system? I'd really like to use GFS in my Z3100 as the sheets don't come in large enough sizes.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2008, 10:45:36 AM »

Short answer, there is no problem with the curl.  I have never decurled any of my rolls.  The new wheel assembly has black tab shims on the sides to raise the platform to a higher manual position.  It's been covered with pictures in previous large threads already.
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