Paper stock recommendations (deep impression), EU

Hi there,

We’d love to hear your thoughts about paper stock recommendations that would work well with letterpress and deep impression.

Sharing is caring, so here is what’s currently on our mind: More classic mills and stocks from Fabriano, Somerset, Zerkall… we love (!) Artistico Extra White, Gmund Cotton is a nice stock from 100% cotton available in weights from 110-900gsm, Materica from Fedrigoni is a really fine and affordable choice, Arches has some really nice options, Cranes Lettra is hard to get in Europe, GF Smith Colorplan is equally nice as Materica, Fabriano Rosaspina…

What are some stocks you love?

All the best!

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Hi; not meaning to be rude, but I sense that you may have started another thread for a subject which has been discussed at length in the past. Search for paper stock recommendations and see what you turn up with.

@HavenPress: it’s been a very long time and we obviously missed your answer. Just for the record: we are simply curious and crazy about paper, we also don’t recall starting another similar thread before : /

All the best.

For European papers, I am using Hahnemuhle Copperplate now for some invitations. It prints beautifully, and is affordable. Also Cordenons Wild takes good impression and ink and is well priced. Rives BFK is always good, but getting more expensive like most of the European mouldmade papers that are imported into the US. I did like Somerset but it is very pricey now and not as easily available here as it used to be in small quantities. Legion Paper has a sheet called Revere that it is made for them in Italy, possibly by Magnani? It is a nice paper and not quite as expensive as some others.

Always good to talk about paper and printing!


Oh, I forgot one new one I tried recently - Gmund Heidi! Good thickness, print quality, price, and shades, and it’s recycled. For my business cards I use Gmund Bier Papier, duplexed with Marzen and Bock, made with spent brewer’s grains.


Sounds delicious, Matt—thanks for sharing!