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Seed Paper - Lotka fiber
Handmade Paper - Lotka Fiber - Wildflower Seed
seed paper
20" x 30" Heavy weight $4.50
Lotka paper is made from the bark of the Daphne bush which regenerates naturally providing a renewable resource. This paper is acid free and your purchase will benefit the economic enterprise of rural craftspeople in Nepal. All lotka papers and envelopes are 50% recycled content. Planting this paper will produce flowers if properly cared for.
All lotka products are min. 50% recycled content and 100% tree free
**See bottom of page for
seed contents**

Vegetable Dyed Lotka Paper
Aspen Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper Hemlock Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper
Aspen Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper
Hemlock Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper

This paper will bloom if you plant and water it. It is 50% recycled and 100% vegetable dyed (the reverse side is not as dark as the front).

20" x 30" for $5.20
- Heavy weight
20" x 30" for $5.20
- Heavy weight
Sequoi Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper Spruce Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper
Sequoia Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper
Spruce Vegetable Dyed Seed Paper
20" x 30" for $5.20
- Heavy weight
20" x 30" for $5.20
- Heavy weight
**Our wildflower seed blend for our seeded papers contain these flowers:
Red Corn Poppy, Corn Poppy, Spurred Snapdragon, Catchfly, English Daisy, Showy Evening Primrose, Gold Yarrow, Roman Chamomile, Tussock Bellflower, Foxglove, Fringed Sagewort, White Yarrow, Red Yarrow, Monkeyflower and Creeping Thyme.**
Designing for Lotka Seed Paper

The parent sheet is 19” x 29” after the deckled edge is removed. If possible design small items to maximize the parent size. Consider designing for 9.25 x 9.5 press sheet instead of 8.5 x 11.

If possible limit ink coverage, so the color and texture of the paper is visible.

Avoid any tight registration.

The more ink colors the more make ready for printing. If possible try to keep design to 2 PMS colors, or design the project so it is only one sided. See note below about make ready.

Avoid small type and fonts that are fine. The texture of the paper makes it difficult to keep type from breaking up.

If your project requires 4 color process make sure the type is black so a build of four color is not required to produce copy.

The paper has a slight variance in color, so it’s best to make sure the design will still work as the sheet color changes throughout the run.

Printing on Seed Paper

The paper should be ran on an offset press that uses a gripper feed system instead of air feed system. The paper varies in weight from sheet to sheet, so inter-leafing or slip-sheet can help on complex projects for feeding. It is best to pre sort the paper for weight inconsistence prior to printing.

The expected run rate is about a 1000 sheet per hour on a small format press.

The paper has unique characteristics within the sheet; sometimes bits of the paper will pull off or have small wrinkles. It’s best to let the end user know that each item may have this appear through out the run and can effect image quality.

Due to the highly absorbent properties of the paper, use a line screen of 150 or lower.

It will also help if the ink is slightly thinned.

The paper prints well on letterpress, but should be limited to 2 color.

The stock is expensive, so make ready should be 90% completed on alternate stock.

Bindery on Seed Paper

For best results make sure there is a sufficient gutter between multiple items up. The paper is un-even and will not register exactly. Embossing and die-cutting work well, but foiling is not recommended.

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