Which Artistico?

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/29/04-04:07:59 AM Z
Message-id: <41AAF4F9.804@pacifier.com>

Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> Besides this strange phenomenon, I find Pescia to be a very nice
> paper. It maintains the surface texture after sizing nicely. I wish
> it had a bit more body like Artistico, but this is not critical.

Christina Z. Anderson wrote (on another topic):

> If you are doing just cyanotype, the way to test a paper is see if the
> solution turns blueish after coating and before exposure. Then you have a > "hostile" paper. That said, Fabriano Artistico is a "hostile" paper

Since there are two papers that go under the name "Fabriano Artistico"
that name by itself doesn't seem sufficient to specify which paper you
are referring to.

The company could hardly have been more confusing in their paper name
etymology. The name "Fabriano Artistico Extra White" was given to a new
paper that was first marketed (actually, is still marketed in the new
Daniel Smith catalog) as identical to the old Fabriano Uno: same paper,
different name, said the early blurbs, although clever people here,
such as Kerik and Clay as I recall, figured out right away that it was a
different paper from the old Fabriano Uno. I think, but am not entirely
sure, that it is this paper that Ryuji and Christina mean when they
refer to "Fabriano Artistico."

But there is another paper which has always gone by the name "Fabriano
Artistico;" this paper is still around but is now named "Fabriano
Artistico Traditional White" to distinguish it from the reformulated Uno
named "Fabriano Artistico Extra White." These aren't just different
colors of a paper called "Fabriano Artistico," they are different papers
Katharine Thayer
Received on Mon Nov 29 12:04:25 2004

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