murdock wrote:Sorry if I missed it in the prior posts, but what's bad about putting a print that has been stored rolled in a tube for 3 years in a (standard but bigger than the print sized) frame right away to have it "flatten itself out"?
Unfortunately, I don't have the rooms or floor space to let a 30'' print lying around for some weeks to flatten, so the only alternative would be my portfolio where I can not add any weight to the print. I figured, the glass flattening it in the frame would be preferable...
Any thoughts on that?
You could try to get your framer to flatten it for you in advance of any actual framing. There's a better chance of a print rippling within a frame if it's not flattened or naturally left to unroll. I guess you could try it with a cheap frame and see how it goes.
Tried the glass idea on a recent Stout print and it worked wonders. Usually takes me a week to flatten out a print using heavy objects on all four corners, but only a few days with a heavy piece of glass on it. Poly sleeve > print (face down) > poly sleeve > glass and make sure there are no bubbles nor folds in the sleeves or else they might inflict subtle damage to the print with all that weight on it.