Puh! What a relief. It took almost three month to replace my old, for-some-reason-not-available-any-more @#$%^&, printing paper. After I had tried every other paper available in Wellington, wasting an obscene amount of time and money, I sent a sample to Fine Art Paper in Christchurch, and encountered friendly, even exceptional, helpfulness! Small samples were sent, selections made, bigger samples were sent, proofs printed, paper ordered, paper sent, and finally today: a paper-stress-free day in the print studio!
The kind of darkness…, etching by minu
For copper sulphate etchings, I’ll use Tiepolo, made in Italy. It has a warm white colour, a smooth surface, and withstands rigorous pressures. It is mould-made out of 100% acid-free cotton.
For the Afternoon Tea series – and most other drypoint on Perspex or PET series – I’ll use the new Revere paper, because of its slightly whiter colour. The 100% cotton paper is made in Italy by Magnani, with a nice ecological touch ^_^ using hydro energy and no chlorine.
I can highly recommend both papers for all intaglio printmaking techniques.
All is good that ends good.
Many thanks again to Fine Arts Paper.