Doc Galahan uses unique papers that must follow a standard of adding to the character of the final piece.
Etching Rag is a 100% cotton Fine Art paper (310 gsm) with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. The paper has the purest white tone available on the market, without any Optical Brightening Agents, also called OBAs. Optical Brightening Agents are artificial brighteners that deteriorate in time.
This museum-grade paper provides deep blacks, excellent image sharpness, optimum colour graduation and its unique slight grain makes it ideal for Doc Galahan black and color prints. This is Doc's primary paper for limited edition, hand-pulled and giclée prints.
Occassionally, Doc will use an Aquarelle Rag when the Etching Rag is out of stock. This genuine 100% rag, watercolour paper possesses a unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone. This fine art paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant.
Aquarelle Rag comes in 240 gsm or 310 gsm weight. Depending on what is in stock. The print quality is the same, the difference is fairly unnoticeable.
Sized at 11"x17", edges are clean cut.
The Bloodwood Series:
The Bloodwood Series is printed on a Japanese mulberry paper (Kozo):
Kozo (Mulberry) Paper
This Kozo (Mulberry) Paper is specifically crafted for giclée printing. It's made in Kochi, Japan.
Sized at 11"x17", edges are clean cut. Some cutting may slightly vary as this paper is hand cut.