Printmaking paper from Awagami
Western Paper and Washi, the main differences between Western and Japanese paper
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Kitakata has a delicate and subtle laid pattern and is available in a natural color. The finished paper is somewhat translucent and has a shiny texture.Kitakata is handmade in Tokushima of Philippine gampi and has natural deckles. A silky, smooth paper, it is suitable for printmaking, bookbinding, and restoration.
This paper comes in a pack of 25 sheets. If it has to be sent as a parcel, it has to be packed between 2 plywood sheets.Click on the packaging-image to the right. The plywood packaging page will open. Add the size 45x55 cm to your basket.
Of course, more than one pack of paper can be sent together between one set of plywood packaging.
Kitakata has a delicate and subtle laid pattern and is available in a light-green colour. The finished paper is somewhat translucent and has a shiny texture.Kitakata is handmade in Tokushima of Philippine gampi and has natural deckles. A silky, smooth paper, it is suitable for printmaking, bookbinding, and restoration.
Kitakata has a delicate and subtle laid pattern and is available in a natural colour. The finished paper is somewhat translucent and has a shiny texture.Kitakata is handmade in Tokushima of Philippine gampi and has natural deckles. A silky, smooth paper, it is suitable for printmaking, bookbinding, and restoration.
This handmade paper from Japan has been a staple in the fine art printmaking world seemingly forever. Hosho is one of the "treasured" handmade papers being manufactured in Japan. That said, due to the ever-changing handmade papermaking craft in Japan there are several different qualities of this grade being produced and their quality with regard to fiber composition and surface texture will differ depending on the maker. This wonderful paper, although a cellulose sheet, is still quite strong. The lack of sizing without compromising overall surface strength make both these papers perfect for etching, hand lithography and woodblock printing. Conservators find both qualities to be excellent for backing and hinging fine art in the framing process.
Awagami Bamboo Select paper is made with environmentally friendly bamboo, this sheet has a small ecological footprint. Bamboo Select is slightly heavier than other washi with a lovely soft surface making it ideal for intaglio, block printing and letterpress. Because of the smooth surface the paper can also be used for offset, lithography, typography and as an inkjet paper. Awagami Bamboo is a fine organic choice for artist and photographer alike exhibiting notable benefits and advantages over cotton based papers. This dense but soft paper was originally developed for traditional printmaking and is made with the utmost care for longevity.
Crafted at the Awagami mill in Japan, this paper has 300 years of washi papermaking experience behind it. The relative thickness, generous sizing and easy-to-use color of Shiramine Select make it a versatile paper for many art mediums including printmaking (all classical techniques), painting and drawing.Traditional Japanese fibers such as kozo, gampi and hemp are combined to create a paper that adds subtle refinements to finished work. Because of the soft, smooth surface it can also be used for inkjet, lithography and letterpress.
A professional grade washi paper at an economical price. With its 80% kozo-base, "Kozo Natural Select" is an impressively strong washi. This paper is suitable for most printing techniques.Introducing Murakumo Kozo Select the latest addition to our portfolio of professional-grade "A.I.J.P" (Awagami Inkjet Paper) digital washi.Pure kozo´s soft sinewy fibers imbue Murakumo Kozo Select with an appealing beauty and lasting organic charm. The papers lovely texture makes it highly desirable for printing Asian artworks and lends a tactile beauty to photographs, giclee´ prints and is often used in the reproduction of antique documents. Furthermore, the papers unparalleled strength vs. thinness ratio makes it ideal for hanging scrolls, artist books and folding screens.Murakumo Kozo is made of a blend of 90% Kozo fibres and only 10% alpha cellulose. The Kozo raw material is obtained from the bark of the mulberry tree. Pure kozo’ s sinewy yet natural soft fibers imbue Murakumo Kozo Select with an appealing rustic beauty and lasting organic charm. Due to the papers high kozo fiber content, tiny organic matter may occasionally be found.
This paper has a warm natural color, medium weight and subtle surface texture. Because of its versatility and affordable price point, it has become an international standard for printmaking students. It is recommanded for woodblock printing but suitable for all classical techniques as well. By adding kozo into wood pulp, it creates soft texture and natural look. Because of its classic look as washi, it is also recommended to be used by the people who have never tried washi before.
Hakuho Select This sturdy sheet is made from an impressive blend of kozo and cotton; and is the first fine paper to feature this unique East meets West fiber blend. Hakuho Select's strong and resilient surface is certain to lend unique textural depth to art works created on it. Great for Woodcut, but sized enough for atmospheric watercolors.
Paper made from koso fibers and wood pulp. Printing paper rather thick, cream-green. Also known as Zangetsu. It is suitable for all classical printmaking techniques. Bunkoshi Select This paper has a relatively deep natural color and smooth surface. Its texture is classically Japanese, with no additional sizing, making it good for both printmaking and calligraphy.