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KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Technical Information Bulletin

Storage and Handling Recommendations
 
 

Kodak Professional Ektatherm Media

Contents

Kodak Professional Media consists of ribbon (color, black and white), print paper, and transparency material.

 

Ribbon

Storage:

  • Store unopened ribbon at temperatures of 76°F (24.4°C) or below. Avoid exposure to temperatures higher than 100°F (38°C).

  • Store partially used ribbon in the original wrapper to protect it from dust and dirt when it is not in the printer. Dust and dirt specs on the ribbon show up as much larger spots on prints.

  • Do not expose the ribbon to direct sunlight, extreme heat, dust, or liquids.

Handling:

  • Wear lint-free gloves when handling the ribbon.

  • Hold the ribbon spools by the ends to avoid fingerprints. Fingerprints on the ribbon web severely reduce image quality.

  • Leave the printer cover closed unless you need to access the inside of the printer.

 

Print Paper and Transparency Material

Storage:

  • Store unopened material at cool temperatures of 40°F to 70°F (4.4° C to 21.1° C).

  • Store partially used material in the original wrapper to protect it from dust and dirt when it is not in the printer.

  • Store at a relative humidity of 40% to 60%.

  • Store material in the dark. Do not expose to direct sunlight, skylights, tungsten or fluorescent lights.

  • Use clean, uncoated paper or cardboard files for storage.

  • Do not place material in contact with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl), or any plastic that contains plasticizer (identified by a "plastic" odor).

  • Do not place material in contact with high-gloss, clay-coated paper (e.g., magazines and brochures).

Handling:

  • Use clean cotton cloths or wear lint-free gloves when handling the material.

  • Do not touch the image side of the material before printing.

Kodak, Kodak Professional, and Ektatherm are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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