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    Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Greetings,

    I would like to scan 5 x 7 inch b&w negatives and 120 color negatives on V800 using wet mount method. Will purchase a Epson wet mount assessory.

    Kami by Aztek is a name you hear often. It is not cheap. Also mylar, etc.

    Is there a substitute for Kami? Other place to buy mylar?

    Thanks much.

    SM

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Most large art stores carry big sheets of mylar in a couple of thicknesses, typically 2 mil and 5 mil. Some have more of a texture than others. Be careful not to crinkle the sheets in handling, cut down to multiples of working size on a print trimmer, and inspect individual little sheets for any flaws, and sort out accordingly. A few dollars spent should last a long time.

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Gamosol. Lumina.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    I wonder if this fellow's method would work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEZO...X4LZrLDW5k5eRq

    He is using:

    Mona Lisa Oderless Paint Thinner
    ROR, residual oil remover
    Kimwipes dustfree wipes
    Speedball Deluxe Soft Roller Brayer
    Epson Fluid Mount Assessory.

    This would be quite inexpensive compare to the Aztek products.

    Any thought or input on this?

    Thank you.

    SM

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    I sure wouldn't want paint thinner of any kind in proximity with emulsions.

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Thanks. Good alternative.

    Still looks like mineral spirits to me.

    SM

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    I sure wouldn't want paint thinner of any kind in proximity with emulsions.
    Why? Is that based on something you have experienced?

    SM

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Yep, but high quality mineral spirits. Personally, I use Kami and Lumina. I have a lifetime supply, but people I respect use Gamosol. As far as I know, Drew doesn't do any wet-mount scanning on a flatbed.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Epson V800-Kami or substitute for wet mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    I sure wouldn't want paint thinner of any kind in proximity with emulsions.
    As he says in the video, it's mineral spirits.

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