INNOVA Fabriano Printmaking Rag 310gsm (IFA107) 36inx50ft Roll
This 100% cotton mould made Fabrinano digital fine art paper is compatible with both pigment and dye aqueous inkjet printers.
Featuring a soft grain matte surface, the natural white tone gives your fine art prints a traditional feel. An OBA, acid and lignin free base provides the highest archival quality so prints will last for generations. With the feel of media used by the old masters, it is ideal for producing reproductions of original artwork, such as etchings or charcoal drawings.
Very few companies claim a larger or more distinguished heritage than Fabriano. Dating back to 1264, the Fabriano mill’s fine arts papers were used and highly praised by Michelangelo. Fabrianese paper masters pioneered many of the processes now common in paper manufacturing today, including the watermark and the technique of surface sheet gluing using gelatine.
The invention of paper is traditionally attributed to the Chinese, but it was actually the Arabs who, after having learned the rudiments of manufacture and made a few improvements, spread the new product throughout the west. It was a long, arduous process that was completed in the second half of the 13th century in Fabriano, a little town of the Marche inland. The reason for this location, which made Fabriano the most important paper production centre of Europe, is very probably linked to the vicinity Ancona, a port that was particularly open to trade with the Arab world.
The growing ability of the increasingly numerous and qualified artisans in Fabriano allowed them to make a real leap in terms of quality. Three innovations in particular led to the rise of Fabriano as the cradle of modern papermaking: paper watermarking, the invention of the hammer mill, and the use of animal gelatin for surface sizing.