Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Frequently asked questions ...

I have been receiving lots of questions from friends and followers on my blog lately so I thought I do a little series of posts to answer some of them.

I have decided to start with

"What paper do you use for printing?"

Backing Papers:  I print all of my backing papers on a coated paper.  I use 170G Matt Coated Inkjet Photo Quality Paper from Photo Paper Direct

Decoupage and Toppers:  I often use the same paper to print decoupage images - you do need to be careful when cutting out though because as the paper is coated you can scratch the surface with your scissors.

I also use satin photo paper when I would like to achieve a glossy result.  I use A4 Satin Photo Paper Premium 200g also from Photo Paper Direct.

You might think that both of these are rather expensive but they are always on offer.  I also find that if you place an order and then don't order for a while you will receive additional offers via email - I have even managed to buy one pack and get three packs free, so I bulk buy and then wait for another good offer.

Digital Images:  I use Joanna Sheen's Elegance Satin card stock when I am going to colour with Alcohol Markers.

and Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card if I am going to use watercolours.

I hope you find this information useful and that I have managed to answer some of the questions that I have received.  I would just like to say that I am NOT recommending these products, I am only letting you know which products I prefer.



Bad Kitty said...

thank you for this!

cuilliesocks said...

Thanks Pauline, this information is very helpful, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks so much for these tips!!! I will save your informations for the future!
I have big problems with digital images: when I colour them, the colour blend the ink... I think that the problem is the inkject printer, but I will try to use these papers. Thank you

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've often wondered what folks who color with Copics use since Copics are so picky.

Daffodil Cards said...

I use the same paper for printing, love how it brings out the colours AND the special offers they have. I will have to have a looky at the Satin, I was wondering how it did, glad to have you use the paper to be able to know it is good enough for you :)
I have used the 170g for alcohol markers too, it's OK, but maybe didn't blend as it should. Will have to take a looky at the Elegant Satin too. Thank you for the information, it comes in VERY handy to know who uses what.

Pat K said...

Great info Pauline. Thank you for sharing. Pat K x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is wonderful info, Pauline, thank you for sharing your preferred products. I always wondered how you achieved such vibrant colours with your beautiful papers - my printer is not good but maybe it's my paper! I don't know if they have those brands around here (or even if I can afford them) but I'll have a look. Thanks and I look forward to your next Q&A!

Nancy Soetaert said...

useful information, but I don't have a good colorprinter for the moment. But I will keep the information for the future! Thank you!

Janice said...

Thank you so much for this Pauline, it's really good to know what items you use in your cardmaking, I look forward to future posts!
Janice x

nwilliams6 said...

I have always wondered about your papers - they always look so crisp and bright and clean. I LOVE this post - TFS!

Tina Z. said...

thank you for sharing, it is very useful. I am looking forward to future posts.
have a great weekend!

Katydid Cards said...

Thanks for sharing this information. It's so helpful!

Debbie said...

Another good photo paper to print on is called ICE matte photo paper, they have 3 weights which are 128gsm, 190gsm & 220gsm. The 220gsm is double sided so you can print either side where as the other 2 are only one sided. They print excellent quality and true colours. Can be purchased from many places but price check first as some retailers are more expensive than others, I pay around £3.50 per pack of 50 sheets. Hope this also helps 😊
Debbie x

aussie aNNie said...

Thank you for this, don't know how I missed this post.xx