My Paper Print is Curled
Paper prints are printed from large rolls and may have a tendency to curl from what is termed as “roll memory”. While this does not effect the quality of the print in any way, it can be an aggravation.
We have shipped up to a certain size in flat mailers so they have an opportunity to lose their curl, but this is not always a guarantee. This is especially true during colder months. The size of the print, the temperature, humidity levels and type of paper all effect the level of curl that a print may have.
The best way of dealing with a curled paper print is to allow it to sit flat for a few days and let it uncurl on its own. If you need to uncurl it in a hurry, here are a couple of methods that you might try.
Wrapping Paper Tube Method:
Place the print face down
Use the wrapping paper tube and roll the print around the tube
Keep it rolled for a few minutes. Don’t let it sit too long or the paper may want to curl in reverse.
Unroll the paper.
Repeat the above steps but roll the paper in reverse (face up)
Warm Iron Method:
Use a warm iron with NO STEAM on a hard flat surface (not an ironing board with cover)
Place the print between two pieces of plain Kraft paper or other paper without any printing on it
Keep the printed side DOWN so the inks are not exposed to the heat.
Place the warm iron gently on the print and move about carefully.
Don’t let the iron sit in one place too long. You want to warm up the paper, not cook it.