Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Unbuffered Bond Paper, Re-purposed

Recently we were approached by a Marbler
looking for a new paper to use in his work.

Frustrated by the predominance of buffering agents raping the surfaces of otherwise desirable papers for this artistic medium... he came to us, desperately seeking an alternative solution.

At first, the "regular" marbling papers were discussed - to name a few:
Fabriano Ingres
Hahnemuhle Ingres
Mohawk Superfine

... and then it dawned on us, BOND PAPER!

A newly sourced paper we introduced to feed the demands for a high quality unbuffered paper predominately for storage or printing when a buffering agent is undesirable.

Based on the complaints our marbler friend was expressing (namely to due to paper containing fillers that subsequently effect the penetration of ink into paper) it occurred to us that an unbuffered paper would potentially do the trick & solve these problems!

So, he bought a pack of Bond Paper to experiment with,
and proudly sent us the end result...
which we believe speaks for itself.

Needless to say he, and other marblers alike,
have been flocking to the newly re-purposed paper!


  1. This paper performs very well for marbling -- I've gone through a stack of sheets myself. However, for bookbinding, the weight of this paper makes it very difficult to work into the hinge area, and when it is, it is very stiff. I would recommend a 55-60lb text weight if the manufacturer has it available. Bookbinders will thank you. I'd buy it by the truckload.

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