Like most of the washi I print on, I was introduced to this paper at The Japanese Paper Place. There I learned that it’s a paper that is specifically made for lithography, as requested by David Lynch. The fibres are from the Phillipines, and somehow it feels like they aren’t as long as traditional washi long fibres. After printing my smaller mikan prints on K-Salago, I decided to commit to this as my paper of choice for 4 larger colour lithos I would make for my prints about my beloved Shikoku.
The paper is incredibly smooth, with beautiful deckle edges. It picks up detail very well from litho stones, and I really love the warmth of the colour. The only issue I had with it was that it really doesn’t take water well. If it gets wet, it can immediately start to pill. I made sure my stones were inked up yet totally dry before printing.