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[BKARTS] Printing on 'Art papers'



I'ld be very wary of putting paper through a printer that are not specified
by the manufacturer - or designed for printing with a bubble or laser
printer. What do you mean by Art papers? Do you mean a cotton rag or
something? Beware.
How much is your printer worth?

I have used an old bubble jet that I picked up very cheap to run 300GSM
Hahnemule through. It was great fun, i got some great results - needless to
say, I no longer have that cheap bubble jet printer.

The cheaper and more basic the printer, the more success you will have
putting rag paper through of any weight, but for a short time.

The more sophisticated the printer (esp. Laser) the more likely you are to
damage your printer - quickly.

A good alternative that I have seen used by Printmakers in Australia is
T-Shirt transfers or heat transfers. You can even print etchings straight on
top of them, and still emboss with superb results. You just have to get used
to the plastic surface.

Andrew Williams
Pickafight Books
Stanmore NSW Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Barbara Simler
Sent: Sunday, 11 February 2007 09:18
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Grain rules?


Linda, is your Epson printer an ink jet or a laser jet? I have a laser jet
printer (Konica Minolta 2400W), and I'd love to be able to print art paper
with it, but have been hesitant about trying (and the printer manual is
useless as a source for info on this). Has anyone on the list had good luck
with using  laser jet printers for printing art papers? If so, what
weight(s) of paper work for you--80 lb or less?

Thanks,
Barbara


On 2/9/07, Linda M. Cunningham <lindac@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>
> You can also buy paper at any good art supply store and cut it to the
> size you want with the grain in the proper direction: I've been doing
> that with my books lately, and have run everything from tatami,
> through MiTeines, and even Strathmore Aquarius paper through my Epson
> with great results.  So long as you keep in mind the printer's
> requirements, you should do fine.
>
> Apart from a bit of effort to cut the paper, you gain the flexibility
> to do different sizes, have a wider range of colours and textures to
> work with, and make your work stand out.  That's a fair trade-off in
> my world.
>
> Linda

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