The BFK range of deluxe papers is mould-made, 100 % cotton, neutral pH and tailored for all fine art printmaking techniques. The sheet has a soft supple feel that is internally sized with minimal surface sizing making it perfectly suited for all the traditional printmaking methods; intaglio (etching, aquatint, messotint), engraving, stone lithography and all block printing applications. All of these processes require a paper that has superb surface strength to prevent cracking around the edges from contact with the metal plates as a result of the pressure from the hand presses used.
Rives Lightweight and Rives Heavyweight also had some minor format changes with reference to the deckle edges and grain direction – 26 x 19 115 & 175gsm is short grain with 2 natural deckles along the 19″ one tear deckle and one cut edge along the 26″ way. The 26 x 40 115 and 175gsm is long grain with 2 natural deckles along the 40″ and 2 tear deckles the 26″ way.
Rives BFK printmaking paper is mouldmade in Italy and has a smooth, absorbent surface. Made of 100% cotton, are Neutral pH, acid free, chlorine free, 4 deckles (sheets) and lightly sized. BFK Paper is perfectly suited for bookbinding, calligraphy, laser, letterpress, offset, pen and ink, pastel and charcoal, relief printing, silkscreen and stationery.
Color Swatches – Use for reference only. If exact color matching is desired please use actual samples of the materials.