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Like most metallic papers, Curious Metallics features a mineral pigment infused coating, giving it a glimmering, pearlescent sheen. What sets Curious apart from other metallics, however, is its slightly roughened, toothy texture - one that gives it a highly absorbent, highly unique printing surface.
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With metallic paper rising in popularity and with paper mills adding improved inkjet printability, people are asking what type of printer they should buy or use to print on this captivating paper stock. We take a look at some characteristics of inkjet and laser printers that distinguish them as better or worse at printing metallic paper. We tested 5 printers and show you the results.
LCI Paper is now carrying four new colors of Aspire Petallics metallic specialty paper with improved ink jet printer compatibility. In general, metallic specialty papers are not recommended for ink jet printers, as wet ink has trouble adhering to the non-porous surface of these papers. In this video, we put the ink jet printability of new Petallics to the test on two of our in-house large format ink jet printers - a Canon Pixma iX7000 and an Epson R1900. Watch this video to see the results!