This is an acid and lignin free blotter made from unbuffered alpha cellulose fibers. This material has a slightly textured surface, and offers good absorbency properties at an economical price.
Blotting paper is used to humidify paper for printmaking processes, as well as also in restoration and conservation. In the reverse Blotting paper is also used to speed up drying time of printed sheets of paper that come off prom a press damp, and also in conservation work where prints and documents are washed to remove dirt. Speeding up the drying time, sandwiched between sheets of blotter and put under weight, is a very common art conservation practice.
Thickness: 0.024" (20 mils)
Basis Weight: 249gsm - 7.36 (oz/yd2)
Absorbency Rate: 13 sec / 1mL H2O
Total Absorbency: 598 gsm
Tensile Strength 70.0 (lbs/in MD) 45.0 (lbs/ in CD)
This blotting paper is slightly harder, more textured, and less absorbent than our Cotton Blotting Paper.