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    Default 80 lb. Mr.French Cover will work for...

    waterbased screenprinting, right? i wanna use the durotone packing brown for a poster, and they only have 80lb.(i usually use the 100lb,. stuff).

    any input would be appreciated.

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    oh, and 80lb cover, not text.

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    should be fine

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    I have used french afew times and it worked fine, but I tried to print a large area(for a backround) last night, and the shit just curled up on me... they also took like an hour to fully dry. And even the spots that were not printed felt moist... wtf (i hope it was my ink)

    so today im picking up some 140lb paper at a local joint

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    I just got, what I think is an nice deal on 100# cover (Rolland Opaque Cover by Cascades) 620 sheets of 26"x40" for $321.00 delivery and tax included. That's half price compared to what I was getting from Domtar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supereightsnate View Post
    waterbased screenprinting, right? i wanna use the durotone packing brown for a poster, and they only have 80lb.(i usually use the 100lb,. stuff).

    any input would be appreciated.
    If you're printing large areas it will probably curl. I know it did when I used a couple piece on my first run as a test.

    It dried pretty quickly, and eventually straightened out, but it rolled up like a shade when I pulled it off the spray mount.

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    We usually use 80 or 100 French. Like everyone else said, it'll curl depending on coverage. Just stack them under something heavy for a little while; it won't solve it, but it'll make it a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonDada View Post
    If you're printing large areas it will probably curl. I know it did when I used a couple piece on my first run as a test.

    It dried pretty quickly, and eventually straightened out, but it rolled up like a shade when I pulled it off the spray mount.
    I think I will just use french for stuff without large printed areas

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    I like 80# French cover. It has always worked out for me.

    I even did one poster on 60#; it feels light but held heavy coverage pretty well.

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    using a vacuum table seems to help the curling.
    also, putting the paper on the racks a few hours prior to printing helps.
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