- Who would think that a simple thing like our paper would get so
Must relate a bad experience....I ordered samples of Permalin and they were
great. So I ordered 3000 sheets, got them today and I'd bet a million bucks
they are buffered. In any case they don't hold the colors well, they run
off, and I am fighting with the company now to be able to return them. They
said if I could show that the samples worked and the order does not maybe I
I was so clear and specific that I needed unbuffered stock. They promised
it. I knew it was buffered when i went to see if I could taste the alum on
the paper and couldn't taste it. So........for watercolor marblers, another
one bites the dust. They did not send the same papers as the sample. They
were saying they were starting to use buffer, that is why I ordered 3000
sheets of so called current unbuffered stock. Some of their other papers
are already buffered, so they may have overlooked this one, it was their
multicolor line. Beware.
Shall update further.
- Iris, I love learning of these intricacies! Fascinating. I don't think we have opened ream 2 of that purchase, so I will definitely check it before distributing it. The balancing act of dilution/concentration of mordant, size and pigment can be challenging enough! Now buffering of paper adds to the mix. Thanks! Tara