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Digital Lith printing


acero31 14 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 2:38PM
What type of inkjet paper is ideal for lith printing, gloss, matt, FB.
Or is it image dependent?
shooter 18 105 Canada
24 Feb 2010 4:15AM
Real lith material was smooth, but not as shiny as a true gloss paper. The closest in inkjet would be a fairly thin gloss. The important thing is that the blacks are absolutly black, and the whites are clear, no greys at all in between. It's more a factor of the printer's capability than the paper.
Mike_g 15 38 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2010 1:36PM
I think the previous poster is confusing lith printing with lith film.

Real lith paper was/is in a variety of paper finishes.

Fotospeed Lith was commonly in an eggshell, semi matt finish.

Forte papers lithed superbly and came in several paper types.

Kentmere Kentona came in gloss (maybe matt as well, can't remember).

However, Kentmere Art Classic, Art Document etc were similar to a rag inkjet paper.

The current Foma papers lith well and again they come in different paper types, gloss, matt and a rough "rag" art paper.

In conclusion, just use the paper that you feel suits your images.

Mike

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