lukin321 wrote:Ok, so here's a noobish question since I want to try something different. Is it more the weight on top of a print or the position that you keep it in that makes the difference in how quickly something gets flattened. Currently I have a shit ton of books on top of a multi layered foam core sandwich and it works ok. I've seen people mention just holding the foam board together with binder clips but not using any direct weight. Does this work as well?
I don't think weight is a super issue. The thing that makes paper want to be rolled is the paper fibers get used to laying that way. Over time, they'll prefer to lay straight again, so long as they are
straight. Weight can speed that up I guess, but forcing the issue can't be as good for paper as just letting it do its thing. Being flat will make them flat.
Related: I always let the print chill on its own for a few days before weighing it down at all. Just take it out of the tube and put it somewhere safe, as-is. Over a few days you'll see it "open up," then I weigh it/sandwich it/etc. Probably better for the paper but much easier to handle (and really helps prevent those border "dimples" that happen from your finger and thumb holding the thing flat as it wants to roll back up).