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Welcome to our #OKalphabetseries where we visit paper and printing terms daily. Come back each day as we weave our way through the alphabet and share our 110 years of knowledge with you.
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S is Swatchbook
A swatchbook is a delightful and helpful tool that allows you to touch and feel the papers of an entire line of paper. When you need to know exactly what a surface texture feels like or how the color looks, a swatchbook is a great way to review and make your paper choices. Mills create swatchbooks for each of their papers. Swatchbooks include charts for availability of sizes and basis weights. You'll find opacity, and caliper stats. They also contain key information about the paper’s green attributes and other product information such as envelope availability. Olmsted-Kirk offers them free of charge to aid you in your paper selection.

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Welcome to our #OKalphabetseries where we visit paper and printing terms daily. Come back each day as we weave our way through the alphabet and share our 110 years of knowledge with you.

R is Rag Paper
A paper containing at least 25% rag or cotton pulp.

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Welcome to our #OKalphabetseries where we visit paper and printing terms daily. Come back each day as we weave our way through the alphabet and share our 110 years of knowledge with you.

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Q is Quadtone
Quadtones, also know as “quadratones” or  a “four color black and white”, utilize all ink stations of a four-color printing press, with four printing plates and  four inks producing colorful black and white printed images. Quadtones are printed using four different tones and densities of blacks for a fuller depth of image than a traditional halftone. Sometimes, different tones of inks are utilized or even metallic inks.  Designers can work with their printer to achieve different visual effects with their choice of ink color combinations and use in highlights, mid tones, and shadows. To learn even more about quadtones, visit our mill partner, Verso’s “Ed Lives Here” Volume 2 .

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