Awagami Factory Kozo Thin White Fine-Art Inkjet Paper (A2, 70 gsm, 10 Sheets)

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Awagami Factory Kozo Thin White Fine-Art Inkjet Paper (A2, 70 gsm, 10 Sheets)
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Awagami Factory Kozo Thin White Fine-Art Overview

Kozo (mulberry) has the basic look of Japanese washi with extreme durability and the subtle beauty that kozo fibers afford. Kozo is recommended for photographic prints, high-end reproductions and original works of fine art and is particularly well suited for prints/reproductions of Asian-style works.
Kozo is a traditional material used to make washi, and the fibers are long and thick resulting in a strong paper with excellent archival qualities. Additionally, Kozo feels soft but is extremely durable.
A special coating has been added to reduce the bleed characteristics that is often found with all other kozo-based paper.

Awagami Factory Kozo Thin White Fine-Art Specs

Basis Weight70 gsm
Thickness0.7 mil / 0.02 mm
Surface FinishMatte
Quantity10 Sheets
Sheet Size16.5 x 23.4" / 42 x 59.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 17.8 x 0.6"

Awagami Factory Kozo Thin White Fine-Art Reviews

Printing with washi for artistic results.

By Dr. Elliot
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

There is little doubt that using washi is for many a new experience. In general, prints rendered on washi have less contrast and saturation then prints produced on Western digital papers. Nevertheless, the subtleties of tone and color produced in prints on washi reveal nuances that heretofore might not be appreciated. Kozo has a unique surface structure and a subtle hand that reinforce the hand-made nature of washi. Gone is the gob smacked in your face HDR effect of prints on some Western papers and revealed is an artistic print that becomes addicting. Once digital printing artists use Awagami washi it is difficult to use anything else.

Good choice for the right image

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-28

I just finished printing a portfolio with this paper using an Epson P800 printer. I'm delighted by the results. This is a lightly-textured, matte, Japanese Washi paper. It fed through the printer without problem. Awagami's downloadable ICC profile worked well, although the generic Epson matte paper profile did to. There was some softening of image contrast and color saturation as you'd expect, so don't think of this as a general-purpose paper. For me it worked better with images that didn't have lots of dark areas. This paper is also rather delicate. You have to match the right image to it for it to really make sense, especially given its price. But if you want a paper with a certain tactile quality, this is a beautiful choice.

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