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Re: [BKARTS] Grain Direction


No, you can't conclude anything from your one sample. Truth is, an
8.5x11 cut sheet with the grain running parallel to the short side is
pretty rare!

The grain direction in this sheet and any other will be determined by
how the piece was cut from the parent sheet, and unfortunately you
can't know how this was done.

Your supplier should be able to tell you. Two other common conventions
may help you determine what you are buying. When the dimension is
printed (8.5 x 11, 11 x 17) the grain direction may be indicated with
an underscore or bold face (8.5 x 11, 11 x 17).

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

IM: stitchbyhand
(510) 537-9711

On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 04:30 PM, Debbie Kogan wrote:

I am interested in using Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Duo paper in a book form
a single fold in the long side of the sheet, forming two leaves (four
printable pages).  I have determined from an 8 1/2" x 11"  sample sheet
that, in this size, the paper is sold grain short, which is what I
Can I draw any conclusions from this about the grain direction of the
paper sold in 11" x 17" or 13" by 19" sizes?  THANKS.

Debbie Kogan
Soquel, CA 95073

831-476-0702 (voice and message)
831-476-6507 (voice and fax)


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