This video will help students understand how to navigate through the range of paper sheet and roll sizes and find the appropriate paper for their project.
- As we delve deeper into the properties of paper,…let's take a closer look at paper's physical dimensions,…how they're determined, and what they mean for you.…This would also be a perfect time to talk about…grain direction, a property of all papers,…which is related to sheet size…and especially important in the printing…and finishing process.…All paper mills keep standard sheets and rolls in stock…to serve the demands of a crazy range of products,…projects, and press sizes.…From letterhead and eight-and-a-half by 11…for a desktop laser printer, to one ton rolls…for high-speed book publication,…there's a paper that's just right for every type of job.…
The dimensions of paper are directly related…to printing press sizes, whether small format…digital presses, or large scale, high-speed web presses.…In fact, the press to paper relationship…will govern a good deal of both the viability…and practicality of your design project.…With that in mind, let's take a closer look…at this relationship and some terms, definitions,…
Chris Harrold of Mohawk Paper teaches the basics of paper, including physical attributes like color and finish, and shows how to select the right paper for a project and ensure the best results on press. Altogether, this course helps you take full advantage of one of the most important elements of any print project, and choose paper to support any type of design, from luxury packaging to short-run press projects.
- Examining paper finish, texture, color, and weight
- Using coated vs. uncoated paper
- Papers for packaging
- Finding paper samples
- Working with printers