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bopav
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 am

Two Mitchell prints I got were in the tubes for 6 days (during shipping time). Previous owner said he kept them in flat file. It’s been almost a week since I got them, laid them flat and put small books on corners but prints are still rolling up. Am I doing something wrong? Humidity is not an issue.
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RambosRemodeler
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:51 am

It depends on the paper/size in my experience at least.
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:00 pm

Try vigorously rubbing yer peen on it several times.
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RambosRemodeler
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:03 pm

Codeblue wrote:Try vigorously rubbing yer peen on it several times.
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choke wrote:I won't give up a flip that I can get myself to someone who is convinced they need it. None of us need any of this fudge. It's art. It's not medicine.
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 pm

try flattening on one side for a few days and then flipping the print face down
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hunterjax
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:23 pm

ciphe wrote:flipping the print face down
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this post should have come with a trigger-warning for a certain member . . .

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SpaceYourAntelope
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm

foam core sandwich works wonders on stubborn prints - the paper needs to be able to breath while it flattens out. If you have them smashed tight under paper and books they probably are not getting the air flow they need to relax
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:32 pm

also, patience is a virtue, less than a week is not very much time... usually I let my prints breath out of the tube for several days to a week before even attempting to start the flattening process. Some papers will flatten themselves out much easier than others
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