My latest dilemma is, what practical methods are there to removing the curl in roll stock prints when the client demands a quick (i.e., same or next day) turnaround? I am currently using a roll of HP Satin Pro, and when I print 16x20's in landscape mode for optimum paper usage the prints have a very tight and stubborn curl. Is it OK to reverse-roll a print within the first hour?
Thanks once more for your advice.
I have used different sized carton core rollers to take out the curl. Attach a sheet of strong paper (kraft 150 grams for example) to the core with tape at two sides of the sheet so no glue at the joint is exposed. The cross cut of that tool should look like a Q with a very long tail. Slip the print in between the sheet and the core and roll it against the curl. I use different core dimensions as some papers can not be decurled on the smallest ones (2") without cracking the inkjet coating. In that case time is your friend. For long print runs I often have a 6 inch core on a roller bar at the floor and reverse wind the total printed roll directly on that one to leave it for 12 hours on the roll before cutting the sheets. I've used the DIY tools for more than a decade. Later on a commercial one appeared. I have never used that one.
BTW It is strange that the Canon iPF9000 roll winder only goes one direction where it could do a similar job by going the other direction too. Not my complaint but that of a friend.
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