I have a 3880 and normally use cut sheet paper. I want to print some images longer than the usual 17x22 available here in Canada, so am thinking to buy a roll of Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta then cutting sheets to size as needed. Only rolls I've ever used have been RC and Epson Enhanced Matte (light-weight substrate).
1. Does anyone know whether the coated side will be facing in toward the core or facing out?
2. How much grief from inflicting damage when hand-cutting with an Exacto knife plus straight edge and de-curling am I going to face? I.e. does it take extraordinary care in handling to do this?
3. My guess is that the paper should de-curl fairly easily -- is that true?
The Hahnemuhle is cotton rag, so fairly thin and pliant, but also very expensive. If I could use a cellulose substrate paper that would be less expensive, but the extra stiffness concerns me. (In particular, I'm thinking of Inkpress/Sihl Warm Tone Baryta, which is 15 mil and 290 gsm.)
4. So same three questions re rolls of such stiffness.