Attn. Tor + All re drying w/c paper flat.
Hi Tor, You have not specified the processes you use or the weights of the papers but, hopefully, this will not make any difference.
If you coat the back of the w/c paper with a 5% solution of gelatine and stick it to a sheet of lightly sandpaper roughened 2mm plexiglass, allowing the paper to dry thoroughly, ''before'' carrying out the process, you will be able to snap the paper off after the process when it has dried, and it will be perfectly flat.
Or, allow the paper to dry, after the process, with the ripples and then do as above coating the back of the print with gelatine solution and holding it flat on the plexiglass with a heavy weight to keep it down.
I have used this method on papers from 80 gsm to 400 gsm in a variety of textures with no problems.
Hope this helps and good luck.
Regards . John - Photographist - London - UK
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tor-Einar Jarnbjo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:31 AM
Subject: Drying of handmade watercolour paper