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Can anyone give me some insight on the Premier T2C print dryer. It can dry four 8x10's, or two 11x14's. I'd like to know how well this particular product works.
-- Raven (email@example.com), December 19, 1999
I.M.H.O they are NOT worth purchasing new by any means. I gave my two to Mason Resnick over on the Black & White photo forum, for the cost of shipping. So, as you can see, I have a low opinion of them. I couldn't get them to dry AZO without doing nasty things to the prints surface regardless of how clean the "plattens" were. Maybe write Mason and get his opinion. Personally I don't like 'em one bit.
-- Sean yates (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 19, 1999.
I have one and have always used it with print up, versus down against hard metal surface. I don't like the effect of a hard gloss.
I've never really had a problem with it, except that, after many uses, I would worry about whether or not the prints are archival. If there's any chemistry left on prints prior to drying, I can see it being absorbed into the cloth used to hold the print to the dryer.
So, for archival printing, one could use it on test prints to dry them in a reasonable amount of time. Then, allow your final print to air dry on a plastic screen. (I tried using a microwave on test prints, and it appeared to change color of the print!)
-- neil poulsen (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.