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Mouldmade in France, this clear, white paper is recommended for screenprinting and, if slightly moistened, for intaglio.
Arches 88 is a heavyweight (140 lb) 100% cotton fiber paper. It's acid-free, neutral pH, and buffered, and is unsized for high absorption. Each sheet is watermarked and has two natural deckle edges.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Arches products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
® Arches is a registered trademark.
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from Bakersfield, CA
Comments about Arches 88 Silk Screen Paper:
Very nice paper for drawing with graphite.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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1st time using this paper ( printing)
from Morgantown PA
Arches 88 is on supply list for a Printing Workshop. It is lovely paper, however, I think a bit pricey. I may eat my words in the future but I know there are comparable papers available that are just as good and less costly.
from Phila PA
A great heavy weight paper that is very smoothI use it with oil pastels and the paper takes as much color as need to create my work and it is smooth enough so that it does not eat up the pastels
Nice paper for Linocut
from Joshua Tree
Haven't tried it yet, but looks nice
Best of the Best!
By Letterpress printer
from Kirksville, MO
Fast shipping and works great on a Letterpress! Very impressed!!!
Arches 88 for Collographs
By David Four Feathers
from Murrieta, California
Arches 88 has a great solubility for creating a colograph ( embossing). When soaked, registered over the plate and pressed, it has a great fiber stretchability that takes up to a three layer embossing. Once dried, the impressions are sharp and well defined for a beautiful project!!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Chatty Cathy
from Washington state
I do not do silk screening, means I do not know how this paper works for that medium. I use it for water based monotype printing. It is a delicate paper that you dip in water, let it drain and than blot before dropping on the plate. I use pleximglass that I paint on with water colors. When I use this paper I always seem to,get an excellent print. .
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great paper for monotypes
By Anthony Cerbins
from Austin, TX
I have found this to be the perfect paper for making monotypes (or any printmaking technique). The lack of sizing is the key. The paper absorbs the ink (Akua Intaglio in my case) much better than any other paper I've tried. I use a large, custom-cut piece of glass to make my prints and then transfer onto paper using a pin roller (also purchased from Dick Blick), and I love the way this paper performs. I also prefer to buy this paper from Dick Blick versus an art store because it shows up in flawless condition, no wrinkles or anything, perfectly packed. You don't have to worry about getting a bent corner.
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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Hollywood. FL
(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Very good for drawing
from San Diego, CA
I've been looking for a paper that takes a charcoal pencil well especially when using the side of the pencil to get soft gradations of tone. This paper is the best I've found. It has very little texture, soft, and doesn't fall apart when erasing. If you're used to drawing on newsprint this is a good archival alternative.
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