These papers are handmade using traditional methods, combining exceptional strength with the rich colour of dyed kozo. Loved by bookbinders and conservators, these papers are equally useful for printmaking, letterpress and fine art.
Large format Japanese papers - usually available in the form of rolls - have been widely used througout Japanese history and culture. While traditionally used for anything from shoji screens to decorative scrolls, these papers are finding growing popularity in the West in everything from interior design to printmaking.
Paper stock, chosen for best appearance, is Ilford Galerie Prestige Gold Fibre Silk (13 mil, 310 gsm, satin gloss finish, used for color photos and the darker monochrome images) and Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art (19 mil, 230 gsm, matte finish).
Created with 100% cotton, this paperboard is indicated for all printmaking techniques (engraving, lithography, silk-screening, xylography and linocuts). It is mould made, size 56x76 with all edges deckled.
The watermark is fixed point and placed below right on the sheet. It reproduces the CMF trademark surmounted by a star and enclosed in a circle. In the 7OX100 size the two larger sides are deckled and the watermark runs parallel to them, reproducing the inscription "C. M. FABRIANO 100% COTTON". Tiepolo is pH neutral, assuring inalterability over time.