We’ve got a new arrival in our paper warehouse: Masa paper. Masa is a type of mulberry or kozo/mix pulp paper that is very smooth on one side. Because it has both internal and surface sizing and can easily be crumpled and re-flattened, this paper is ideal for printmaking. Don’t believe us? Just listen to Lyell Castonguay, woodcut extraordinaire:
“Masa is an excellent multi-purpose paper that I use for printing large scale woodcuts. It takes ink beautifully and is an inexpensive solution for proofing and testing color overlays. This paper is lightweight with virtually no memory-making, flattening, cutting, and handling big sheets a breeze.”
Photos courtesy of Lyell Castonaguay at BIG INK.