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    Default Best paper for smooth silkscreen printing?

    Hi guys,

    I was suggested Arjo Wiggins Rives BFK for a silkscreen printing job Im about to do, but Im wondering exactly what are the best paper?? I know theres no simple answer, but Ill go with some suggestions

    My artwork is pretty detailed so the paper must be smooth and suitable for fine details.

    TIA

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    if you are doing art prints BFK is nice, but Arches 88 is really smooth and really nice rag paper.

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    80 grit sandpaper.

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    I would suggest a slightly higher grit. 80 is still pretty rough.

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    It'd be kind of cool to make a poster on 400 grit sandpaper.

    It'd probably fuck up the screen, I imagine.

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    12 point covered etc.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonDada View Post
    It'd be kind of cool to make a poster on 400 grit sandpaper.

    It'd probably fuck up the screen, I imagine.
    It done editions on sandpaper, it never hurt the screen. 80 grits a little too rough for the screen to clear properly though.

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    Coventry Rag 325 gsm and Someret Satin are my faves.
    Arches/Rives tends to get thumb bends.

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    I've printed on sandpaper before.
    Some art prints and a CD package.
    80 grit is a bit rough.
    120's okay, though.
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    I use Rives BFK a lot. It's a beautiful paper, but it's soft like butter.

    Stonehenge is nice - smooth on the print side, not too expensive and comes in some nice shades.

    Arches 88 is the pinnacle if you want white and you're willing to spend extra.

    Whatever you do, check the paper out in person at the art store before you go and order $200 worth online.

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