Awagami Mitsumata White Double Layered 44 inch roll (15m)
- 95gsm, white
- 100% Japanese Mitsumata fibres
- Designed to be peeled apart for extra thin prints
Mitsumata White Double Layered is a 95gsm two-layered paper designed to be peeled apart for extra-thin prints. The top side for printing is made of 100% Japanese Mitsumata fibre whilst the back (peel-away) side of pulp is discarded after separating. This refined paper has a smooth elegant appearance that exudes a subtle natural gloss. After peeling, the printed sheet will be approximately 1/3 third the original thickness. This is a truly special paper that is typically used for fine art, backlit photography, sculptural printworks, reproduction of fine art prints, scrolls and antique replicas.
To separate the layers after printing, Awagami recommends separating from one corner fist and attaching to middle of a tube or cylinder. Then slowly roll the tube with paper across the sheet to gently pull the layers apart as you roll. See the instructional video below.
An alternative method is to peel apart the backing paper from all four corners, working towards the middle of the sheet in small stages. For smaller prints, this technique avoids curling of the edge of the sheet (see below).