Doggie engraving is ready for his final proof and any odd tidying up of scorped-away bits, but I won't have the chance till the weekend. If I'd done this project during work hours it would have been completed ages ago.....argh! Anyway, I have so far printed on newsprint, which is nice but not a long-term prospect because of it's tendency to yellow and go brittle in time. I was wondering which sort of paper would be suitable for printing with a spoon to my Mum, also an artist (in odd moments), when she suddenly said...'Aha!' and reached in her plan chest. She drew out a pack about 18 1/4" x 12 1/4", soft thin paper covered by a sheet of paper with Chinese writing, as shown below. She bought it in Birmingham years ago to do watercolour, but didn't get on with it's absorbent qualities. She said if I can use it I can have it! It looks promising, I'm dying to have a play with it. Almost 50 sheets!
Does anyone know if this is Woodcut paper? What do the characters say? Do you think I'll get on ok with it using letterpress ink?