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Bluebottle

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Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:42:36 PM »

I have some heavy weight rough texture, 310 matt, roll paper and would like to make a ragged edge on the print for presentation.

How does one make a ragged edge - I don't want to cut it with a blade but more like a torn edge. See attached imgae

Whats the best method or even suggestions.  I have 24" roll paper.

Do I buy sheets pre ripped there must be a way so I can used the roll paper?

Thanks

Rob
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 11:40:35 PM »

http://www.inkjetart.com/cart/handling-storage-deckled-edge-tools-c-823_835_836.html

Or just put the sharpest possible crease you can about 1/4" or so in from the edges, bend the edges up and down a few times, and tear with your fingers.

I wonder what would happen if you just used an old-fashioned handsaw blade like the cutter in the URL.
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 12:06:00 AM »

check out some of the scrapbooking tools. you're looking for a deckled edge and there are lots of cutters to do it. I've never had luck doing so by hand. a nice heavy metal straight edge does a nice edge.
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 12:54:41 AM »

I own one of the edge decklers that Bill T. posted about. I've only used it once for a client but it worked perfectly, and at $40 it's about as cheap as you can get for a gadget in the printing space :) Hell, I spend that much on a single box of paper!

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 01:03:29 AM »

I have some scissors but thats not the effect but the effect is too sharp.

thank anyway

Rob
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 01:11:49 AM »

Thats what I'm after.  Noticed on the site they have two variations an extreem and the classic, which edge are you using?

Couple od questions

Is what you are using sufficient for a ripped edge?

Does it look random enough?

May have to order one or the other as this looks like the thing to use. Or its trial and error to achieve the effect.

Thanks

rob

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 01:14:28 AM »

Roll papers get worse and thats because you think there is unlimited supply on the roll  ;D
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 08:56:19 AM »

+1 on the inkjetart ripper.  I have used one for 3 years now and it works very well and worth the cost. 

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 09:20:55 AM »

 I have actually send them an email because they don't cater for Australia on their web site.

Looks simple enough - Which version ar you using?

rob
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 09:31:23 AM »

I have the 24" regular version.

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 11:57:49 PM »

Still haven't had a reply from the company  :(
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 12:07:10 AM »

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 01:07:55 AM »

Thanks Ken

Tried to buy inks off them sometime back and it was in the too hard basket.  Yep the bloke was a Chris Rose. I don't intend wasting my time asking again with itsupplies. 

May end up making my own,  now that I have an idea of what is required.  Have a small workshop, heaps of perspex and a cutting/grinding wheel so I should be able to make a custom profile and go from there and experiment with different shapes/types.

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 01:13:48 AM »



http://www.dualedgeripper.com/

Have now found this which will make buying it an easy task.

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 12:15:18 PM »

This is entirely cool! I've thought about doing this from time to time.

Does anyone have evidence that this kind of finish actually increases value or sale-ability?

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »

I use both a heavy straight edge and the Dual Edge Ripper but prefer the straight edge as looking more natural than the slightly more exaggerated deckle of the Ripper. It does depend on the paper, though. Try tearing with the paper printed side down. The result is different than with printed side up.
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 05:05:54 PM »

Tearing it face down would allow it to sit flat.  Good point.

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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 12:51:11 AM »

I have used this Dual Edge Ripper a number of times and like it, didn't know there was an Extreme version, I'll have to get that on mine must be the Classis as it's a few years old. I use mine on my digital paintings and it's a real nice look for them. I have some actual deckled watercolor paper that I use to scan into PS to make a faux look in some projects so I can tell you that the "real" deckled papar does look better with a nice feathered edge that you can't get with tearing paper.

I have often wondered about trying to roughen/feather the edge more after using the DER but haven't really experimented with it.
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Re: Ragged Edge on paper - making?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 10:05:22 AM »

I've been looking for something like this. Thanks! I was about to just start ripping, ha!
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