[Alt-photo] Re: Papers for Palladium

Diana Bloomfield dlhbloomfield at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 18:52:31 UTC 2013

Hey Laura,

The Fabriano soft-press does have texture to it (not smooth like the hot-press), but not nearly as textured as the cold-press.  But the soft-press is the only Fabriano that I was able to use with no additional sizing or pre-shrinking.  The others (in my experience) required that.

Also, Talas has that Rives heavyweight in 300 gsm, but I've not seen it at 400.  Maybe there's not much difference between 300 and 400 (well, you know, except or 100). :)


On Nov 6, 2013, at 1:41 PM, Laura V wrote:

> Oh that's great to know! I had already ordered the paper (from Daniel Smith)...the Rives is 280 gsm (called heavyweight), because I didn't realize it was available in 400 weight until I saw Chia's post after I had ordered. I used to draw on it, and remember it as nice paper. I got the Fabriano hot press - 640 gsm! - which I've used before and loved. I didn't like the cold press, but the soft press sounds interesting, perhaps I'll give it a try sometime.
> Laura

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