May 2015 Magazine – Produce Tuesday, May 19 2015 

Logical fact of “you get what you pay for” should be included as you form your publication plan. We’d all like library oversewn hard cover books of fine leather (gilt edging anyone), printed on a nice weight (how heavy depending on page count), high cotton content/acid free, fine paper (vellum, high opacity, bright white, etc.). However in the 21st century it’s rare to find anyone with the budget that will allow it.

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June 2005, V4#6: Production Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

To test the grain of paper use one of the following:

  1. Moisten two right-angle edges of a sheet, and press between fingers.  As the sheet dries, the edge across the grain will be wavy, the edge with the grain will be straight.

  2. Tear the sheet in two directions.  It tears straighter and cleaner with the grain.

  3. Fold the sheet in two directions.  It folds easier and smoother with the grain.

End-use need, design considerations, print quality and budgetary needs should go into deciding what paper to use.

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