orange peel effect/dull/shiny

sue@granite bank

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We put an art print in the drymount machine at 175 for 5 minutes just to flatten, not mount to any backing board. It has an orange peel effect or should I say it has some glossy spots and some dull spots. Is there anything we can do to get the glossy back?
 

elsa

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Is it possible it is computer printed ?
I have had some react that way to heat.
We often put really rolled stuff into the heat press, just to flatten, but lower temp. and shorter time--we also have release board inside. Don't know of anything that would help.

Good luck
Elsa
 

Baer Charlton

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Photo supply houses have Mat spray to take the gloss out of a photo... maybe they have a gloss too.

Or just use the mat spray to make it even.
 

JRB

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It is more than likely a computer print. Using a spray on it could be a major disaster, or not. Best bet is to try and get a duplicate before trying a spray, or at least know that a duplicate is available.

It also may be possible to go to a printer and have it scanned and printed. Whatever, do not spray it until you have checked all the alternatives.

Some computer prints take sprays just fine, others don't. If you end up trying a spray, use Krylon mat finish spray. Do NOT use photo dulling spray. Photo dulling spray is not intended to coat photos, it is intended as a temporary dulling agent for shiny surfaces that are going to be photographed.

John
 

Ron Eggers

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I've run into this with glossy prints that were definitely NOT computer generated. These same prints, if framed without spacers or mats, exhibit those lovely Newtons rings that make it look like there is moisture under the glass.

I've had mixed results with using the special Seal cover sheets intended for glossy photos. (By "mixed," I mean they seldom seem to help.)

A matte spray will probably "even out" the finish, but this is a pretty drastic step that I don't think I'd take without a customer consult.
 
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