Using papers manufactured by Awagami is a "transformational" experience. From the moment you see your image on these traditional Japanese (washi) papers or feel them in your hands, the only word that comes to mind is 'Superb'. For 300 years, Awagami has been making paper in Tokushima Japan and recently created 'Awagami Inkjet Paper' (A.I.J.P) as a completely unique paper line for the inkjet world. Each sheet has a truly handmade look and feel and made from renewable, neutral pH and completely eco-friendly materials as Kozo (mulberry), Mitsumata, Bamboo and Hemp. Designed for professional fine art use, A.I.J.P papers are created with old world Japanese papermaking techniques focusing on museum-quality and archival permanence. Made with a more subtle coating than Western inkjet papers,images printed on A.I.J.P will unite with the paper itself creating a singular work of art. Available in popular European (A-system) sizes, these papers need to be experienced to be believed. Best used with Epson Velvet Fine Art Media Setting.
This sample pack contains 2 sheets each of the following papers:
Premio Unryu 165gsm is easy to handle, extra thick and double laminated version of this extraordinary paper. Unryu has a soft classic look with the distinctive cloud like pattern of Kozo fibers. This is a very special paper you have to "shoot for" rather than just print any old photograph on it. The beautiful random background pattern is a feature to take advantage of. Think negative space...
Bamboo Double Sided 170gsm and 250gsm is a very dense but very soft paper with a buttery texture to the touch. Originally developed for traditional printmaking with AIJP Bamboo has a texture and feel that is very different from other Bamboo papers on the market. Specially coated for digital inkjet printing on both sides and its organic.
Kozo Natural Double Layered 90gsm is a paper you actually have to see to believe! It is a two layered paper whereby 100% Kozo is used for the front and the pulp for the back side. The top inkjet coated surface can be peeled from the back side pulp leaving an extremely thin but durable. This remaining image has the look of traditional oriental scroll paintings.
Kozo Thin Natural 70gsm is made of Kozo (mulberry) fibers which are the most representative fibers of Washi. The elongated and strong fibers are both soft and strong. This very thin, natural (cream) colored base is exquisite for monochrome and full color imagery. The textural quality and overall look take on an antique feel without looking overtly old.
Kozo Thin White 70gsm is made of Kozo (mulberry) fibers which are the most representative fibers of Washi. The elongated and strong fibers are both soft and strong. This very thin, white colored base is exquisite for monochrome and full color imagery. The textural quality and overall look take on an antique feel without looking overtly old.
Inbe Thick White Double Sided 125gsm is a thicker version of Inbe, very soft in texture but with an unexpected tensile strength, this paper is coated both sides for inkjet printing.l The buttery texture and natural base color make this one of the more popular papers in the AIJP line.
Inbe Thin White 70gsm is delicately thin, very soft in texture but with an unexpected tensile strength, Inbe is one of those unexpected pleasures that creates a surreal feeling in your images. It is so thin that a bit of the texture and structure of the paper can show through the ink. A truly transformational inkjet paper. Hemp fibers are used to give the paper extra strength but with an unusual softness.
1 sheet each of the following papers:
Bizan Natural and White Deckle Edge 200gsm is a handmade paper with elegance and luxury. The paper has deckles on each four edges and has the utmost characters of washi, a touch of warmth, a beautiful matte finish with an organic feel. It is a heavy weight paper and has an excellent thickness to be able to display by itself. Recommended to use for monochrome and color photographs and all other genres of art works. It is a transformational paper with a distinct image quality sure to create a singular artistic signature.
European Sizes in Inches (Printers have these size presets built in to their drivers)
A4 = 8.27" x 11.69"
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