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Practicing w/sized paper

printingonsizedpaper

A few weeks ago I tried my hand
at sizing Japanese washi. 
Yesterday, at TLP, I finally had the opportunity
to practice printing on all three papers.

This is a color block that will be used on another print
in progress, here I’m using diluted sumi ink to experiment with.

I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have 
any majors problems that can occur, such as
bleeding ink, paper sticking to the block, etc.

The paper on the left is Seichosen, the middle
paper is Kozo, and Gampi on the right.
Gampi was the only one that had some issues,
even after pressing it, the paper still has 
unsightly buckles. For that reason, I don’t
plan on using it for printing purposes.

Next experiment? Seeing how well
these work as chine colle.

Posted by Rick on October 17, 2015

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