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Help please. I recently purchased the 250 g black Stonehenge paper to use with water colour monotypes (embossed and regular). I use a Richeson small press for this process. When doing my embossing I noticed that colour was transferring from the paper to the foam pad. As well, when using a damp paper towel to tidy up a small border blot, colour transferred to the paper towel. Has anyone else had this problem? Does this mean there is an issue with the colour fastness of the black paper? Am I wasting my time printing on paper which will fade?
April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison
Hi Alison,

The Stonehenge black is colored with carbon black and is going to perform extremely well (less than 0.1 delta E fade over 40 hours exposure in fadeometer). And the rub off you see is normal with any paper made with carbon black dyes.

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April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLegion Paper
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September 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPitt