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Offline chorleyjeff

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Protective spray
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:41:18 PM »
I have been printing on Canon ( actually Hahnemuhle) smooth fine art paper and I am very happy with the results. But the surface can be susceptible to abrasion if not protected behind glass. I am wondering whether anyone has experience of using protective spray in terms of appearance, matt, semi matt or gloss, and ease of application and could share the experience? I know I could go and buy some but it is expensive stuff and three times as much if matt, semi matt and gloss were bought.
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Re: Protective spray
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 09:26:23 PM »
I will be interested to read any replies Jeff.  I have never used anything. The competition prints at camera club usually have a paper protective sheet over the print....john
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Re: Protective spray
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 11:23:16 PM »
I will be interested to read any replies Jeff.  I have never used anything. The competition prints at camera club usually have a paper protective sheet over the print....john

Some of my prints have been damaged between entering and getting back prints from camera club comps. Protective paper is not a concept within my experience.
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Re: Protective spray
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 01:10:42 AM »
Simple Jeff, a sheet of brown paper hinged with tape at the top covers the face of the print and is lifted and folded back for viewing.  Standard practice at our club and others that I have seen in Melbourne....john
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Re: Protective spray
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 12:19:39 PM »
Simple Jeff, a sheet of brown paper hinged with tape at the top covers the face of the print and is lifted and folded back for viewing.  Standard practice at our club and others that I have seen in Melbourne....john

I've never seen such an arrangement in Lancashire and Cheshire Photo Union. Clearly Aussies lead in this area, if not in sport:-))

PS Half an .hour later while framing a photo behind glass noticed a scratch mark in the sky -- grrrrr. Question is whether protective spray would have protected it from the scratch?
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