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Article: What is washi as printing paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

印刷用紙としての和紙とは?作品印刷に欠かせない用紙選び! - PHOTOPRI【写真展・美術展品質のプリントサービス】

What is washi as printing paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

What is washi as printing paper? Paper selection essential for printing works!

Q.What is Japanese paper?

A .Washi , also known as “Japanese paper,” is paper made using traditional Japanese methods.

Its features are thin and durable.

As one of Japan's proud traditional crafts, it is also attracting attention from overseas.

There are many kinds of raw materials for Japanese paper, such as hemp, grain, ganpi, kozo, dan, and mitsumata.

Since there are many Japanese paper production areas in Japan, here we will introduce Awa Washi, which is handled by PHOTOPRI.

Awa washi (also known as Awa paper) is a Japanese paper produced in Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima Prefecture, Ikeda Town, Miyoshi City, and Naka Town, Naka County, and has been designated as a national traditional craft.

Kozo, mitsumata, etc. are used as raw materials, and it is characterized by its gentle color and excellent water resistance.

One of the interesting things is that the expression differs depending on the washi paper.

Awa Washi is Japanese paper suitable for inkjet printers.

Because it can achieve high image quality and rich reproducibility, it is often used for the production of professional works.

Would you like to print your photos on Japanese paper?

Our service, "PHOTOPRI", aims at high-quality printing used by solo exhibition artists and professionals in various industries, and supports wide color gamut RGB and Adobe RGB printing.

Even if you do not convert the image to CMYK, if you print in RGB, you can print the original RGB image as it is, saving you the trouble of converting it, and you can print with colors that are not dull.

First of all, there is a free trial print, so if you want to try RGB printing but can't do it at home, please try it.

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who wrote this article

Yuta Matsumura

Representative of PHOTOPRI

  • Representative of PHOTOPRI
  • Working as a food and portrait photographer
  • The family is in the printing business
  • Active as a shoe designer
  • Also in charge of PHOTOPRI site creation


Free trial print

PHOTOPRI, a large-format print service with photo exhibition quality, supports prints up to B0 size, and our professional staff, including myself, use skilled color matching to create high-definition and beautiful photographs, illustrations, and paintings. .

The A1 size is about 3,800 yen, which is reasonable despite the quality, so please consider it!

We also offer free trial printing for A5 size prints, so please check the quality first!

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