Newbie who knows almost nothing needs opinion on paper stock

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by nitti510x, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. nitti510x

    nitti510x New Member

    Jul 2017
    San Diego
    Hi forum,

    I'm still learning a lot and would like to know if someone can give their opinion as to whether it would be ok to print a full color image on this kind of paper, (made specifically for letterpress)... the full color image would resemble something antique so I thought I could make it work...

    Can someone offer the pros, cons, realities of doing something like this before I spend an investment into buying this paper?

    (choose Pearl white)

    Thanks in advance.

  2. turbotom1052

    turbotom1052 Senior Member

    Oct 2008
    The pros are, that your choice of stock will make for the "antique feel" your looking for. The biggest con I can think of is that it will be difficult to proof. Even with the latest and greatest proofing technology, its always a bit of a crapshoot, as to just how the proof will compare to the actual printed images, when you're printing on a sheet without uniform caliper. If its in the budget to do a press proof on the actual stock to be used, it will allow you a starting point for more accurate color corrections. You might luck out and arrive at pleasing color with the first set of plates, but I wouldn't count on it unless you're willing to really settle.
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