7120Re: [PPLetterpress] recycled paper
- Dec 7, 2006Enclosed the reply to my query from the sheepshit paper people. I'm inclined
from the description to think that this is a must to avoid, even for
covering a pamphlet. I'd rather not risk my type on "rough texture akin to
woodchip wallpapers", but polymer plates might stand up to it better. And
the 280gsm paper is a bit much for me to find a use for, let alone the small
sheet size. Pity really - I do like to support enterprises like this.
36 Bow Street
Oldham OL1 1SJ England
> So far our paper has only been run through domestic inkjet, litho and digital
> presses - we have yet to experiment with a letterpress, despite the fact that
> I actually own one, sitting idle in my attic space!
> In terms of the variants in our paper we currently produce two 'types' by two
> different methods:
> We produce handmade papers which, although we are able to vary the output
> almost endlessly, generally have a rough texture akin to woodchip wallpapers -
> these handmade papers are supplied to bespoke requests, and sell at around £10
> per rough SRA2 sheet.
> We also occassionaly hire a museum piece "Fourdrinier" machine from a UK
> papermaking museum, and due to the limitations of this machine this only
> produces (at present) a stock board of 280gsm, antique finish - this is smooth
> and takes print well - you can see the slight speckles from the sheep poo in
> the paper. We use this stock board for our product range, and it sells for
> £1.25 per sheet of A4.
> If you can give me an idea of how much of each type you require for your
> experiments I can compose an order for you in the Bespoke Papers & Products
> section of our website - we have a policy of not supplying samples, as we are
> a very small company and receive a very larege number of requests - we simply
> couldn't afford this approach. We have also refused the commercial director
> of Prince Charles's estate - so there's no favouritism given anywhere!
> I look forwards to hearing from you.
> Very kindest regards
> Lawrence Toms
> CREATIVE PAPER WALES
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