[Scriptoris] A question of paper
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 6 11:48:40 PDT 2005
Historically, we have used Neenah paper, Classic Linen, Baronial Ivory, 70lb. weight.
You used to be able to get it from Paper Plus, but no longer.
As Paper Plus no longer carries that paper, you may want to consider as similar paper:
Colorsource Offset Opaque Cream 11x17 70lb
Unfortunately, if you want to buy paper from Paper Plus, its for the whole ream, not just a few
sheets, and that can get expensive.
If you decide to use a high quality resume paper from Kinko's, be sure to test a page for
calligraphy and paint - some will take paint beautifully, but then blead horribly with ink. Also,
ask Kinko's to do the printing for you behind the registers - those printers are better and more
regularly maintained than the one's you use out front.
You could see if Kinko's is able to print on your Arches or Strathmore paper from the craft store,
they maybe able to hand feed it through the copier like cover stock, and that may solve your
Good luck, Hillary
--- Meggan Cividanes <harperaria at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thank you to both ladies who have so kindly responded! However I
> believe my question was not clear. The illuminations are already DRAWN,
> and the calligraphy done. However, we wish to make copies of them so
> that the original black-and-whites are not painted on directly. I am
> asking what, specifically, is the kind of paper that Ansteorra uses
> when making 'copies' of scrolls for painting?
> With Joy in Service,
> --- Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Meggan Cividanes <harperaria at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Greetings!
> > >
> > > I have been working on designing some original scrolls as prizes
> > for this year's Mooneschadowe
> > > Guardian. I, and my compatriot working on the calligraphy, are at a
> > loss how ever as to what is
> > > the appropriate paper to copy this designs out onto, and where it
> > can be purchased. Any
> > > suggestions would be very helpful as we are running short of time
> > and need to get the scrolls
> > > printed/copied and painted! Thank you.
> > >
> > > With Joy in Service,
> > > Lady Lillias MacGuffin
> > >
> > >
> > My personal favorite is 'Fabriano Artistico' (140lb, hot press), but
> > you will have to get it from
> > a art supply store - not at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Hobby Lobby or
> > Michaels, check out Arches,
> > as Oriana mentioned, or Strathmore. I prefer a 140lb weight, but
> > will take a 90lb weight. Make
> > sure the paper states it's for 'use with ink', which will indicate
> > it's not specifically for
> > watercolor (often a more textured paper). Also, if you can find that
> > it says 'hot press' that
> > will give a smoother surface that's good for calligraphy, cold press
> > is too textured - ink may
> > blead with it. At Hobby Lobby or Michaels, these papers will likely
> > come in a pad, you can
> > possibly get a larger poster size sheet, but they tend to get mixed
> > up in the bins, so check the
> > watermarks.
> > Cheers, Hillary
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