Paper for score and parts

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Hector Pascal
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Paper for score and parts

Post by Hector Pascal » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:09 am

Hi all,

What is the best choice of paper for printing parts and conductor score?

The choices I have are 80gsm offset, 115gsm gloss/satin, 128gsm gloss/satin, 150gsm gloss/satin, or other (a chosen specification I can ask for).

I'm thinking 115gsm satin.

Any thoughts?
Cheers,
Hector.

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Re: Paper for score and parts

Post by motet » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:22 am

I use 90 gsm (24# bond or 60# text, in the goofy American system) but my parts and scores are thick, so anything heavier would be unwieldy. 115 should be nice for a modest number of pages. I haven't thought about smoothness or brightness much. Traditionally, I think music paper is light yellowish or cream colored.

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Re: Paper for score and parts

Post by Hector Pascal » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 am

Thanks, motet.
Hmmm, I'll try the 115gsm for the conductor score, and maybe I'll go up to the 128gsm for the parts, as mine are pretty skinny.

Cheerio, and thanks,
Hector.

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