Reading your article, The White Stuff (DW 16 July), I was surprised there was no mention of the prevalence of white uncoated stocks at the moment. Having spoken to lots of paper sellers and printers, and having just returned from Munkedals Mill in Sweden (an uncoated mill) the story seems to be the same.
There has been an increase over the past 12 months in specifying uncoated stocks for quality jobs – a trend I applaud. Uncoated stock’s printability is better than ever before, and it offers an extra feel dimension you don’t get from coated stocks and if your printer has a positive creative attitude then the resulting job can look better than a coated stock.
The greater the variation of materials available, along with willingness to use them, the greater scope for creative results.