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    17x25 paper?

    Anyone here buy paper in 17" rolls and cut it into 25" sheets? I'm thinking of doing this and storing in old 17x25 boxes, weighted to flatten it. Apart from getting a more practical size than 17x22 it would also save about $50 for 25 sheets. So well worth the effort. (I'd figure 15min to cut up a roll.) My main question would be whether cut rolls ever flatten enough to use as a sheet.

    Edit: more specifically, I'm looking at Epson EFB.

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    Re: 17x25 paper?

    Jan, what kind of cutter would you use? I am using 17 x 25 (some Harman, some Red River), and I hadn't thought seriously about cutting up rolls. I don't have a professional grade cutting board and I would think that trying this with scissors would be pretty impractical, if not downright silly. So I am interested in how one might do it and end up with usable sheets.

    BTW, I completely agree that 17 x 25 is better proportioned than 17 x 22, and I just do not understand why there are not more choices for those of us that think so.
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    Re: 17x25 paper?

    I have a Kodak Gear M3 Series 36" trimmer that's probably ten years old by now...
    http://www.emsdiasum.com/microscopy/...c/cutting.aspx

    It's one of those ridiculously expensive items you only buy once then try to forget the pain. I know some people aren't too fond of the Kodak trimmers, but this one has served me very well.

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    Re: 17x25 paper?

    I also store prints in Calumet cardboard storage boxes... which are intended for 17x22!!! Grrr!!!!

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    Re: 17x25 paper?

    From the looks of the picture of the Kodak Gear M3 cutter...it looks like a rebadged Rotatrim. If so, great cutters that will do the job and I've used one to cut some 17x25" sheets from 17" rolls. The curl of a single sheet can be taken out using a product called a "de-curler". It's in some way's like a wooden rolling pin and you wrap the sheet around it, in reverse. Cutting a few sheets from a 17" roll, for when I need a sheet or two is fine.... but the prospect of cutting up an entire 17" roll and decurling each sheet, I'm not sure I'd want to go through that. I'm also uncertain if weighing down a pile of freshly cut sheets from a roll will ever get out the curl...I've never tried it. Keep us posted if you try.

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    Re: 17x25 paper?

    Doubt you'll ever get the curl out unless you weight each individual sheet... might be time to consider a roll printer (then you can set your own sizes).

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