How do I protect black areas on smooth matte paper from damage?

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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,135
Re: How do I protect black areas on smooth matte paper from damage?
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Matte paper is just difficult to handle. There is no easy solution I know of., but you can try the following to see if it helps:

See if your printer software allows you to lower the ink density. A 10% decrease in black density might help.

Also, as others have said, you should:

1. allow 24 hours for the print to outgas before touching it and wear preferably thin cotton gloves (or thin plastic if you can't fine cotton) when you do handle it.

2. after 24 hours apply multiple spray-on coats (I use three) using either Moab, Hahnemuhle or Premier Art's Print Shield.

3. for shipping or storage, roll it up with a thin paper liner like rice paper, put that in poly tubing and then into a shipping box.

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