Tributary 18 Phlegm

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Postby alittle on Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:06 pm

hunterpwns wrote:Mine is the same with a mini/slight gorilla grip on the first roll in the middle of the print...no creases or anything but when laying flat the middle sinks in all the way across, not too bad should be fine but definitely a little upset it was shipped this way when Phlegm only releases a print every 2-3 years and let alone the process he puts into it to then roll it this way...


Mine had this too. No idea why it was rolled so tight.

That said, I think with some time laying flat, it'll be totally fine.
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Postby Kramerica on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm

alittle wrote:
hunterpwns wrote:Mine is the same with a mini/slight gorilla grip on the first roll in the middle of the print...no creases or anything but when laying flat the middle sinks in all the way across, not too bad should be fine but definitely a little upset it was shipped this way when Phlegm only releases a print every 2-3 years and let alone the process he puts into it to then roll it this way...


Mine had this too. No idea why it was rolled so tight.

That said, I think with some time laying flat, it'll be totally fine.

I am in this same boat. A little mini grip in the first roll but should come out after some time flat/under weight. It will be a long time before it is flat on it's own though. I usually don't mind this type of thing but when the price tag is $350, I kind of expect a little more in the handling.
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Postby rubberneck on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:42 pm

Espc when ebay listing states mint...
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Postby oldgreg on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:57 pm

I'm fine with rolled but they should've been in a 4" tube. You'd think they could at least put it in a tube that wide considering the price of admission
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Postby mfaith on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 pm

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Postby 35mmpaul on Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:18 am

mine flattened within a day.

fight or flight printed the same way was shipped rolled also.
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Postby Kramerica on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:31 am

35mmpaul wrote:mine flattened within a day.

fight or flight printed the same way was shipped rolled also.

You also got yours the day it dropped, so I am gonna go out on a limb and say it spent less time rolled than most. FoF was a much larger print as well. I failed on the drop, so didn't get one straight from the source, but my aftermarket copy came in a 4" tube. This came in a 3" tube. They are also printed on different paper.

But hey, if you wanna trade your nice flat one for one that will be flat in another 7 months or more, hit me up. I'll cover shipping both ways.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:45 am

Thats fair.

They had been packed the day previously. I do know I was lucky to grab it day of.

A bigger tube or flat woulda probably been easier to handle. Not faulting anyone for wanting that.

7 months to flatten? piece of cardboard and a few heavy books could speed that up.

im hoping to have mine framed similarly to flight or flight to match soon.
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Postby Kramerica on Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:22 pm

I'll let it rest and then put it in the flattening sandwich. It lives under several full portfolios so it will have plenty of weight. Ultimately, I'm confident the print will be fine. It's a minor gripe at best. It just didn't meet my (possibly high and unrealistic?) expectations for what I consider a high value print at point of sale. But hey, look how san ships and the prices they charge. In comparison, this was handled like the holy grail.
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Postby IWish on Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm

Good thing you have one of these, Kram. Add more rolls to the outside channel and with all that weight...it'll flatten in no time.

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Postby kansasbbq on Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Kramerica wrote:I usually don't mind this type of thing but when the price tag is $350, I kind of expect a little more in the handling.

I agree. For $350 I expected better too.
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