Yes Yes Yes I did but a blotter book will do the same thing without leaving a permanent curl to the print and is probably why blotter rolls are not much used and books are! You could use the blotter book and rubber band it to a cylinder to get the effect you must want.
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If I remember correctly the roll left a very tolerable concave emulsion side curl; other wise completely flat.
Rolls were narrow but long. A heavy paper was sandwiched with a pleated ( accordioned ) paper thereby allowing air to circulate.
Prints do not dry when I have used the books. I do not know how that
could even be expected given the total lack of air circulation.
Does anybody actually use the books for drying? Maybe I am missing
out on something?
Blotter rolls or books are not my favorite thing , however, there have been occasions when it was necessary to use a book. this was 16 x20 book, placed prints in it and clamped it shut between two pieces of board. Came back a week later to remove. This time factor came about due to experimention. Don't get in a hurry to sneak a peak. Over washing can lead to problems, the paper becomes too soft and picks up stuff from the blotter paper. Not a pleasant sight.
Ann do not confuse books with rolls. Rolls are a realistic way to dry prints.
I've yet to see other than praise for blotter ROLLS. Check for yourself. From
Google enter -blotter roll- . Then try -blotter rolls-.
Drying time is around 12 to 24 hours. Rolls, as I mentioned, are designed
for air circulation. Only one problem; rolls are no longer available. Dan