Friday, February 7, 2014

Don't go against the grain.

Sized for the different plates.
I began the day getting my Hahnemuhle Copperplate cut to size and ready for editioning. Because this particular print will be folded in two places it was important to consider the direction of the paper fibers.

Paper has a grain direction and making a fold parallel to the grain, yields a cleaner fold. Once I was satisfied that I had the fold in the correct orientation, I made sure to mark the papers I had torn down so I wouldn't inadvertently turn them the wrong way as I was printing.

Check out for a quick, informative description of determining the paper grain.


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