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?
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.
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.
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.