The Bienfang De-Roller will allow you to take the curl out of both photo and fine art papers that come off a roll. Most papers can be "De-Rolled" in just a few seconds. Non rag papers will require more De-Rolling time than 100% rag papers. This means more time rolled up in the De-Roller, but rarely more than a few minutes. Note that the De-Roller is also useful for removing wrinkles from documents. This is useful when a document needs to be scanned, allowing for the cleanest digitization possible.
Glastonbury Design was started by Don Dressler in 1980 providing
Product design and development in the markets of Fine Art, Digital Imaging,
and Industrial Graphics. The D-Roller
product grew out of a need to generate flat prints from our digital test lab
during the testing of various inks and papers.
It will redefine your productivity and the quality
and appearance of your prints. All sizes of De-Rollers can accommodate prints up to 38 inches long.
D-Roller Product lineup
24" in width 1.5" in diameter
DR 150 is recommended for photographic-coated papers, posters, digital printouts and fine art papers. Will support paper widths up to 24 inches in width and 38 inches in length.
DR 15050 50" in width 1.5" in diameter DR 150 is recommended for photographic-coated papers, posters, digital printouts and fine art papers. Will support paper widths up to 50 inches in width and 38 inches in length.
How it Works
This D-Roller will allow you to take the curl out of fine art papers that come off a roll. These papers are used in the fine art and photography digital print market. Traditional fine art papers may also be D-Rolled to take the curl (roll set) out of the paper. Papers may be D-Rolled prior to or after printing with no dry time needed for the inks.
1.There are two models with different lengths. DR15024- 24" in width and DR15050- 50" in width. Depending on the width of your printer will determin the best D-Roller for you. The D-Roller works best with the vast majority of fine art papers. These include Epson, Crane, Legion, Roland, and Hahnemuhle art papers.
2. The longer you leave the paper rolled up in the D-Roller (1-60 sec.) the more curl you will take out of the sheet. You can de curl the paper too much and make it curl in the opposite direction.
3. Most prints should be D-Rolled from both directions (front and back) to balance out the de curl effect. Prints that are longer than the D-Roller film will also be turned 180 degrees and D-Rolled from opposite sides as per the instruction sheet. One should not be concerned about the middle of a print being D-Rolled twice when you overlap the D-Rolling from the opposite sides.
4. Print paper coming off the outside of a roll will require LESS D-Rolling than the paper coming off near the core of the roll. One might have to change the Diameter or the D-Roller (different model #) or the time held in the rolled up position to effect a flat sheet.
5. You can protect a delicate print (black photographic) with a thin cover sheet if conditions require during the D-Rolling process.
6. A print may be D-Rolled more than once to achieve the desired flat sheet profile.
7. Low humidity conditions will require more D-Rolling / longer duration rolled up.
8. Non rag papers will require more D-Rolling than 100 percent rag papers.
9. In some cases the shortest D-Roll time you may have to much D-Curling effect and the print is curled in the opposite direction. If this happens you can take new prints and add more curl to them by rolling them up in the D-Roller in the curled direction and holding for 10 seconds. Now proceed with the normal D-Curling without using any holding time in the D-Roller (roll up roll back asap) to effect a flat print.