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Group D Washi: Usu Mino, Yamashiro, Kitakata, Mulberry, Owara Mulberry

Group D Washi Paper
Diverse Papers - Back to Front:
Usu Mino, Yamashiro, Kitakata, Mulberry

Group D Washi: Kozo, Kizuki, Unryu, Kasui, Hosho

Back to Front:
Owara Mulberry, Kozo, Unryu, Hosho

In this case, "D" stands for Diversity! These papers are mostly unsized, and have diverse fiber content. They range from pH 6.5 to pH 7.5 (pH 7 is acid free). Suitable for a variety of uses, these papers can be used with oil or water based ink, for printmaking, wood engraving, painting, lithography, Gyotaku (fish prints), and chine colle.

Different printing papers can be combined to qualify for the quantity discounts.

Paper is shipped rolled. If you prefer that we ship it flat, tell us in the box marked "Special Instructions" in the Shopping Cart. With few exceptions, shipping fees will be substantially higher because of the size of the package. Please let us know if you would like to know these fees before we ship.

 

Group D Washi

Usu Mino - Off-White    21.5" x 31"

A very thin, lightweight mending tissue that can be used for tracing as well as transferring printed images from the key block to color blocks.

Sized, machine made (no deckle)

P6951 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
yes 25 70% mitsumata, 30% acid free wood pulp $2.95 $2.80 $2.66

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Yamashiro - Natural    25" x 37"

A fine, very lightweight paper. Yamashiro has slightly more body than Usu Mino (P6951) and in physical size is about 30% larger. Intended for use as a mending tissue, Yamashiro can also be used for tracing, transferring printed images from the key block to color blocks, and for chine collé.

Sized, probably machine made (no deckle)

P6952 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
yes 25 unknown $6.95 $6.60 $6.26

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Kitakata - Natural    16" x 20"

This warm, natural-colored, strong 100% gampi paper is excellent for relief printmaking, including wood engraving. Its smooth surface and weight also make it ideal for book arts.

Unsized, handmade (three deckle edges, one torn edge)

P6953 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 30 Gampi (acid free) $2.95 $2.80 $2.66

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Kitakata - Green    16" x 20"

A soft, gray-green that is striking printed with black or cool colored inks.

Unsized, handmade (three deckle edges, one torn edge)

P6957 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 30 Gampi (acid free) $2.95 $2.80 $2.66

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Mulberry - Warm White    24" x 33.5"

A fine textured, soft, naturally warm colored paper. Mulberry papers are long fibered and strong. This popular relief printmaking paper is also in demand for sumi painting, calligraphy, lithography, book arts and chine colle. It has excellent wet strength.

Unsized, handmade (four deckle edges)

P6954 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 45 30% Kozo and 70% acid free pulp $4.65 $4.42 $4.19

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Unryu - White, "Cloud-dragon paper"    24" x 36"

Unryu features an overall, swirling pattern of kozo fibers, creating a pronounced texture. Very effective paired with simple block images. This translucent paper is suitable for woodblock printmaking, collage, gyotaku (fish prints) and ornamental book arts. Does not tear well because of the fibers.

Unsized, handmade (four deckle edges)

P7002 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 40 Kozo + ? (probably wood pulp) $3.28 $3.12 $2.95

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Hosho - White (professional grade)    19" x 24"

A very white machine made paper with a subtle laid line, known for its thick, fluffy texture and strength. Hosho resists shrinking very well and is very absorbent, making it quite suitable for printing with oil based inks. Masa Dosa (P6903) is very similar in weight and is recommended when using water-based ink because it is sized and Hosho is not.

Unsized, handmade (four deckle edges)

P7005 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 60 100% Sulphite Pulp $4.75 $4.51 $4.28

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Hosho - White (student grade)    18" x 22"

Hosho Student has a slightly softer surface and a bit more texture compared to Hosho Professional.

P7006 Sized? gm/ sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 95 100% Sulphite Pulp $2.30 $2.19 $1.99

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