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Offline Emily Alexander

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Bristol Paper?
« on: April 09, 2015, 12:41:04 PM »
Someone recommended Bristol paper for custom quotes and calligraphy pieces. I went out and bought a pad of white, 96 lb Bristol paper. I used it on my light pad which was great except the ink bled! Does anyone else have this problem with bristol paper?

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 04:21:32 PM »
I usually use mixed media paper, instead of Bristol paper. I've never tried Bristol paper, but my inks never bleeds with mixed media paper. A lot of people also recommend Arches hotpressed paper as well.

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 04:40:14 PM »
Hi Emily,
What kind of ink did you use? I use both Bristol and Mixed Media (as Alice mentioned) and have not had issues with either.

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 07:00:41 PM »
I used Higgins waterproof black ink and I think that was the problem. I used walnut ink and had no problems! What black ink do you use?

Thanks!

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:02:01 AM »
Bummer! I use sumi on Bristol constantly and love it. Give sumi a try and let me know if it works for you! Best of luck :)

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 09:08:53 AM »
@Emily:  "waterproof" and "bulletproof" inks are notoriously difficult to use!  They often bleed and/or eat nibs.  The ONLY time I use one of them is if I am sending something internationally.  I worry about the climate conditions on such a trip & usually use Noodler's bulletproof & hope for the best! :-)

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 09:25:15 AM »
Great, thank you!

So if it's not waterproof it's okay? I guess I am hesitant to ship anything that isn't waterproof.

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 12:18:26 PM »
I always use sumi on Bristol

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Re: Bristol Paper?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 12:27:03 PM »
I used Higgins waterproof black ink and I think that was the problem. I used walnut ink and had no problems! What black ink do you use?

Thanks!


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