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Kitakata is manufactured from gampi fibers which produce a semi-translucent paper with a subtle laid finish. The silky texture makes this sheet a favorite for printmaking, bookbinding and resoration.
Sheets measure 16" × 20" (approximately 40.5 cm × 51 cm) with natural deckle edges and lightly sized. Weight is 30 gsm.
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Seriously the best for printmaking!
By Ali Norman
from Atlanta, GA
Comments about Legion Kitakata Paper:
This is a fantastic eastern printmaking paper that I use for etching and lithography. It is reliable for processes like chine collie because it is a lightweight paper that is fairly strong. Comes in great colors too!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very Good, good packaging!
By Pat the inker!
from Chicago, IL
Use for figural ink drawings. Love the absorbancy, texture, color and surface.
This paper is great for relief printing and for chine collé.
By half a brain artist
It is a very strong paper with long fibers.
Lovely Japanese paper to print upon
By art educator
from Northern CA.
Wonderful paper to incorporate with chine colle technique.
By Kt Cakes
from Fayetteville, AR
Love this paper! It's great for woodcut prints..haven't been able to bring myself to use any other kind since I've used this. Shows small details very well. It's very delicate so be careful if you have to tape the edges in any way! But ultimately it holds up for prints fantastically. Great color too!
high quality, beautiful paper
from Savannah, GA
I make prints on this paper. Both the green and the natural are gorgeous suble colors with a cramy smooth side a finely textured side. Very strong fibers, a super sturdy but thin paper. Both sides take ink beautifully and are very absorbent. Lovely handmade edges and a geat size as is, so I try to plan imagery so that I can use every inch of every sheet. Blick also sells this paper in the natural color by the yard. That's a slightly thinner paper but no less strong and absorbent. I prefer this paper by the sheet because the roll-paper is so wide that it's very hard to tear accurately. Blick has the best price I've found for either kind.
Kitakata is excellent for printmaking
By Holly HW
from Ojai, CA
I use kitakata paper for hand-pulled relief prints without using a press. This paper yields clear lines, is lightweight, and strong. While it does not come in white, I have had success using the buff paper color as light tone in prints. It's buttery surface takes the ink easily.
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By Woodblock Printer
from Carlsbad, Ca.
I use the Kitakata Paper for Woodblock Prints. It is the same good quality I am used to over the years.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
great for monotypes
this is a really nice paper for monotypes, especially if you transfer by hand. The rich golden tone combines great with black ink
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