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6 - Paper

dampening paper

Unit 6 - Paper

Paper, as the foundation material of the print itself, naturally is quite important. Understanding which paper to use for your project, and how to prepare it properly, is one of the keys to success in mokuhanga.

Aim

In this unit we will gain an understanding of washi (Japanese paper), why it is suprior for this technique, what types are available and what to look for when you are choosing and buying paper.

Resources

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Introduction

About this unit and what we will cover.

1:43

 

Paper

Understanding washi – Japanese paper, the differences to Western papers, and what paper is suitable

9:58

 

Cutting Paper

How to measure and cut your paper in preparation for your project

11:43

 

Dampening Paper

The procedure for dampening paper in preparation for printing

8:25

 

Notes

About paper and where to buy it

PDF

 

Getting the best use of full sheets

Note about measuring and using sheets economically

PDF

 

Other resources

Links to some useful videos, books

PDF

 

Where to buy Washi

Information on where to buy washi, either online or when you are visiting Japan

PDF

Before progressing to the next step, you should have…

An understanding of what paper is suitable to use for your project, have it cut to size and ready to print with

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