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Mike Guilbault ,

How long do you let a print dry before coating? I'm using Lyve and coating with Timeless?

I'm trying to cut down some of the wait time for my clients.  I do my printing at the studio but the coating and stretching at home in my shop.  I generally leave a print to dry 24 hours before coating, but wondering if I print in the morning, can I start coating later that afternoon?  Oh... I'm using an Epson 9900 if that makes any difference.

September 24, 2013, 6:48 am • Canada


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Ken Doo, Ken Doo Photography
I usually will wait at least 24 hours after printing Lyve canvas before coating by hvlp, though I think half a day would be fine.  Timeless dries much faster than Glamour II (which I prefer for canvas and hvlp).  I find it best to stretch within 24-48 hours of hvlp spraying, once the canvas is dried.

Also using 9900 and Lyve.

October 17, 2013, 10:10 am • United States

Justin Bodin, Breathing Color
I think you'd be fine with 6-8 in that case. With Timeless, you can easily be stretching hours after the final coat too.

September 24, 2013, 1:23 pm • United States

Mike Guilbault ,
I had been waiting at least 24 hours.  Humidity is now lower than it was in the summer though - hovering around 40-45%.  I was hoping I could cut down the time to between 6-8 hours.

September 24, 2013, 1:10 pm • Canada

Justin Bodin, Breathing Color

Outgassing is what you're waiting for to complete here during those 24 hours after printing. Depending on temperature and humidity, though you should have no problem printing in the morning and coating in the afternoon, especially in relatively dry climates.

How long are you waiting to stretch after coating?

September 24, 2013, 9:27 am • United States