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Printmaking - Traditional printmaking

Pescia

This is a tribute to the river that made the foundation of the Magnani Paper Mill possible: over six centuries ago, its clear and rushing waters enabled master papermakers to write the first pages in a story of papermaking excellence. Today, the river Pescia is celebrated by this traditional art printing paper.

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The
Paper

The source of the legend

Pescia paper has a very smooth surface, it is 100% cotton and mould made.
It also has a very delicate sizing to offer the best results in printmaking.
Available in 5 different colours it’s ideal for etching, engraving, intaglio, aquatint, stone litho and silkscreen.

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Certifications

Acid Free

Magnani 1404 papers are completely acid-free and produced in a neutral environment. This not only provides greater UV resistance, but also promises a long lifespan.

Long Life

Our ISO 9706 compliant papers, which are labelled “LONG LIFE” or permanent, provide a guarantee of the paper’s physical and chemical stability over time. The standard requires a minimum level of alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralise any acids present. It also sets a maximum limit for easily oxidised substances and must be produced in an acid free environment.

Oba Free

The acronym “OBA” stands for “Optical Brighteners Agent”, chemical substances used during the production process to make paper look whiter and brighter. We avoid the use of these optical brighteners in Magnani 1404 papers because they can degrade over time, compromising not only their brightness, but also effectively changing the colour of the paper itself.

The Cylinder Mould Machine

Magnani 1404 papers are produced exclusively on a cylinder mould machine: this traditional production process mimics the hand-crafting techniques of the master papermakers of days gone by, coming as close as possible to the quality of handmade paper. Production is slower than on the flatbed mill, allowing the fibres to settle evenly, resulting in smooth, even paper.

The Raw Materials

We use only natural fibres from sustainable sources, such as cotton or alpha cellulose. Cotton is a key raw material in our art paper production process: its long fibres provide extraordinary flexibility, strength and absorbency, giving the paper a distinctive quality. Plus, as it is lignin free, cotton naturally makes the paper more resistant to yellowing.

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The Range

4 sided deckle edges

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN COLOUR
300 56x76 22x30 50 Pack M5676306 8001348222910 White
300 56x76 22x30 10 Manipack M5676307 8001348222927 White
300 56x76 22x30 50 Pack M5676308 8001348222934 Cream
300 56x76 22x30 10 Manipack M5676309 8001348222941 Cream
300 56x76 22x30 50 Pack M5676301 8001348222972 Light blue
300 56x76 22x30 10 Manipack M5676304 8001348222989 Light blue
300 56x76 22x30 50 Pack M5676300 8001348222958 Soft white
300 56x76 22x30 10 Manipack M5676303 8001348222965 Soft white
300 56x76 22x30 50 Pack M5676302 8001348222996 Grey
300 56x76 22x30 10 Manipack M5676305 8001348223009 Grey
Printmaking - Traditional printmaking
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