Papers for Indigo/letterpress combination
- I¹m wondering if anyone has specific feedback about papers to consider (or
avoid) for a book project combining Indigo printing (reproducing toned b&w
photographs) with letterpress printing (essay, title spread, etc).
From what I know of Indigo printing, the paper range to choose from is a bit
narrow but from my beginning research I do know that Mohawk Superfine (even
the eggshell finish) is supposed to do well and that Superfine also has a
new i-Tone smooth sheet specially formulated for the Indigo.
I plan to compare these two versions in an initial test, hoping the eggshell
100lb text will do nearly as well as the I-Tone smooth sheet.
Realize this may be slightly off topic of photopolymer but seems like this
list probably has best sources of info for this quest and the might be
others interested in this issue.
I¹d gladly welcome any feedback from folks who have experience with Indigo
as I¹m looking for other papers to test out initially.
Ideally, I¹m looking for an uncoated text sheet (100lb or a little heavier)
that has something of a nice tooth and could still possibly yield nice
reproductions of b&w landscape photography. (Yes, I realize the tooth aspect
and good photographic reproductions will likely be fighting each other).
I¹ve heard Somerset Text doesn¹t do well on the Indigo. I¹m wondering if
anyone has experienced results with Zerkall Book or any other mouldmade
papers on an Indigo press?
I¹m guessing I would want to avoid Sapphire (or other) enhanced uncoated
sheets as they have a short shelf life and the surface treatment could play
havoc with how I¹d expect the paper to perform on the letterpress in regards
I¹m interested to hear from anyone with direct experience with this.
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