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Understand the Use Coated or Uncoated Large Format Paper?
Posted by steve a on August 20, 2014
In our last blog, we defined three of the major terms used in the paper business. One of the terms we talked about was coated paper, explaining that this was a high-quality paper that is coated with an agent (such as clay) that soothes out the surface of the paper in order to bring out a particular texture or adds brightness to the ink. However, even if you know what coated paper is, you may not know if it the right paper for your project. If you are purchasing Large Format Paper, you'll want to be sure you are getting the right kind of paper before investing in your purchase.
In general, the more important your project is, the more you may want to go with a coated paper stock. Coated paper can give a clearer, sharper image because there are fewer nooks and crannies in the paper pulp for the ink to soak into. Heavily coated paper is used for archival prints of artwork and in art books, so that can give you some idea of the quality of these prints. Coated paper can cost more money, though, so you'll want to take that into account when choosing your paper type as well.
No matter what kind of paper you choose, we have the large format paper you want. Check out our selection and place shop@wide-format-paper/Store your order with us today. All of our paper is made right here in the United States, so you'll feel good about buying American no matter what paper you choose. Place your order on our website today and we'll get it sent out to you right away!