Optimal ink coverage

In order to achieve optimal ink coverage, moderately rough papers should be selected. Open, satin papers can be fed into the printer minimally skewed, especially if the grammage is a little lower.

The setting of the paper feed (5L) plays a minor role: the use of extra smooth, satin paper can lead to undesirable results, especially concerning multi-colour printing. What is noteworthy as well is the ink coverage when using satin paper. Paper that is too soft, such as ColorCopy or laser printer paper, does not have the best properties concerning the amount of ink the paper can hold. Especially after drying, this causes the images to appear very flat and weaker in total area coverage. This should be considered especially with dark subjects.1

  1. Druckanleitung „Stencilprinting at Knust.“, herausgegeben von Extrapool.nl