Mohawk Superfine Review by Fineline Print & Web

“At Fineline we’ve got a Ricoh 901 Digital Printer which we thought would be ideal to test out the new Mohawk Superfine i-Tone paper.

Because of the quality and weight of the Mohawk paper, we decided to trial it using art prints from one of Fineline’s clients Anthony Wyatt ( Tony already uses Mohawk for his business but uses the Mohawk smooth in various weights for his prints so we thought he’d be an ideal candidate for this trial.

Well it’s safe to say we all really loved the paper!

What was particularly impressive was the way in which the Eggshell, which is slightly textured, took the ink used by the Ricoh  – sometimes a textured paper can affect how the ink sits on the finished product making images look blotchy and dappled but not in this case the image came out perfectly and at an angle it had a lovely sheen to it almost like a silk finish.

Tony said he used to use textured paper in the past (quite a long time ago) but stopped using it because this type of paper caused problems for the old digital printers e.g. the ink didn’t sit on it properly and also kept jamming the machines. However he was very impressed with the finish using this paper and the Ricoh.

What’s also great about Mohawk paper is the tone of white – this is particularly important to Tony.

Tony sells his prints wholesale to a number of well-known Zoo’s up and down the country and overseas so he relies on top quality paper to get the right finish and feel for his print products. As a fine art artist, Tony is also especially precise about the tone of white of the paper because this can have an effect on his finished prints and can either clash or compliment his very detailed pencil prints.

The only negative we had was that because the Mohawk we used was Eggshell, it curled up slightly at the edges due to it being finely textured. However saying that it didn’t curl anywhere near as much as some of the heavier textured papers making it a lovely paper to work with over all.”

Christie (Marketing) & Val (Print Production) Fineline Print and Web