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    Default 80lb Text Experiment

    I know poster printing should be done on cover, not text, because the paper will curl and wrinkle. However, I'm just curious to know if anyone has experimented screen-printing on 80lb text for other projects (say, for example, using French brand 80lb text)? Is it pretty much impossible?

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    Not sure but this could be the first time someone has printed on 80lb, let us know the results.

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    Yep. It works fine. If you can print on newsprint you can print on 80lb text

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    I've recently printed on both 60# text and 80# text French Durotone. The 60# wrinkles too much for my taste, but the 80# is okay with moderate-to-heavy ink coverage. We're using the 80# text for the pages of a zine, with 80# cover for the, uh, cover.

    You'll definitely want to put some heavy squatting pressure on the prints for a few days once they're dry, though.

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    Thanks, everyone, for your replies.

    JonKeefe, are you printing on both sides of the zine?! Do you have a link so I can see your work?

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    Yeah, both sides. We've been experimenting (first issue), so we've got samples printed on 60#, 80#, and 100# text, as well as some plain-jane Staples cardstock (can't recall the # right now).

    Aside from the fact that 60# is so thin you can see the colors from the other side, it's a real pain in the ass dealing with it on the vacuum table, too. I need to get myself one of those foot-pedal switches.

    I'll take some pictures this evening, once I get the rest of this work day and some heavy drinking done.

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    Jon,

    Thanks. I'm really interested to see how "wavy" 80lb text looks after being printed on, and if there is any bleed-through or show-through from ink.

    I'm also curious to see what kind of zine you're doing. I would love to thumb through one to feel the weight and texture, so let me know if you are planning on selling any when finished.

    I'm looking forward to seeing those pics (I saw your workspace pics on another post. Cool setup).

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    The drinking ended up being a bit too heavy. I'll post those pics tonight, along with some snaps of a brand-new screen remeshing rig that was just finished yesterday.

    I'll probably post pictures of the zine when it's done (only the covers are left to print), and if there are any copies left over I'd love to sell/trade!

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    Lol. I figured as much. Looking forward to it.

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    OK! Finally took those pictures. They're all over 1MB each, so I'm just gonna link to them.

    A little bit of an explanation:

    First two pictures attempt to show the wrinkles in the 60#. It's really hard to take a good picture; much more obvious up-close.
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/60lb-wobbly.png
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/60lb-wobbly2.png

    Next three pictures (pony butt) show the bleed-through of the spiral. In order: 60#, then 80#, then 100#.
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/60lb-bleed.png
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/80lb-bleed.png
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/100lb-bleed.png

    Next three pictures (green face) show the bleed-through of a solid blue area. Same order, 60/80/100.
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/60lb-green.png
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/80lb-green.png
    http://www.milktouch.ca/pinkeye/paper/100lb-green.png

    In general, the 60# is too thin to be worth using, 80# is do-able but you may notice bleed based on your colour choice, and 100# is pretty sweet overall -- you'd have a hard time seeing bleed without a backlight.

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