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Papers for Intaglio (non western) - anyone know of, or have experience of this please?


I am wondering if you could please recommend  papers for printmaking intaglio( e.g. collagraph, drypoint or etching)  onto other than the ‘western’ type papers.

I want to make intaglio prints onto papers that are easily pliable that bed easily and retain their surface without going all damaged looking.
I would like to be able to roll up it up and place it into  a cardboard tube or even to be able to fold it up as can be seen from the photos I have enclosed as examples.

Thus far those done on western papers, when rolled up and then later returned and unrolled   become irrevocably damaged.

I enclose photos of 2 of Kiki Smiths artworks/ etching prints,  which are itemised as having been printed on Nepalese papers.  However the info I have been able to get hold of thus far, in this regard,  on the internet hasn’t been helpful.
KIKI SMITH

KiKI SMITH

I would think that the paper would need to be strong even if its somewhat lightweight i.e. not lower than e.g.,   65 gsm.

It can be any non western paper and doesn’t have to be from any particular country.  Unfortunately I can not afford prices that are too high.
Machine made is OK too as long as it is archival


Hope  you can help as there aren't many places to ask people about this sort of thing.  


Aine Scannell


http://printmakingart.blogspot.com







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