This episode is all about paper. Steve Varvaro, my guest on this show, has over 30 years experience in the paper business. We spend the hour talking about all things paper and how it applies to letterpress, including the difference in text vs. cover, paper weights, thickness, finish, grain, and so much more.
1:50 — Background. 5:45 — Why is paper so complex? Paper weight. 23:17 — Paper thickness. 28:30 — What’s the difference in text vs. bond vs. cover? 32:30 — Wood fiber vs cotton paper. 35:10 — Weight and caliper thickness. 37:30 — Independent filmmaking. 48:28 — The grain.