Wednesday, 31 July 2019

HACK OF THE DAY 31st JULY, 2019

Still looking at Paper..

There are so many different types of paper, each have their own use. 

Types of Paper

Matte
A matte surface is flat, not glossy, dye inks and pigment inks both work well on this surface. Pencil and chalks could smudge on this cardstock

Glossy
A shiny surface. Dye inks will dry on the surface but pigment inks require embossing since the surface in non-absorbent.

Coated
A coating is applied to enhance the opacity. Pencils and markers can be used on this cardstock, but pigment ink must be embossed.

Patterned
Patterned cardstock is either printed on one side or both can be used for layering on cards, for scrapbooking etc.

Mirror
Mirrored cardstock has a metallic effect

Glitter
Glittered cardstock has glitter embedded into the paper, if die cutting, this paper should be cut from the back

Linen
Gives the cardstock a fabric effect.

Better quality cardstocks are dyed right through, this is important when cutting, some other brands are only surface dyed so when they are cut the white middle can be seen.

As acid and lignin (a complex organic polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants, making them rigid and woody.) over time causes paper and cardstock to yellow and break down,  it is important to always use archival or acid and  lignin free paper and cardstock so they will last forever.

Talk soon


Sue x

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