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What is tracing paper?

So, tracing paper for patterns is a special, fairly transparent paper (sometimes fabric plays the role of tracing paper), which is used to create various kinds of patterns, as well as to copy them. Very often, tracing paper is used to translate various patterns, as well as to reproduce existing patterns, so it is in great demand in the sewing industry.

Such tracing paper is made from special raw materials, which are based on cellulose (bleached), with the addition of specially prepared half-pulp (rag and cotton).

Staff

I had notebooks and blocks from Staff, very good quality and a reasonable price. I think I’ll try it when the stock runs out.

Tracing paper for ink, roll 420 mm x 20 meters, 25 g/m2

Another Russian manufacturer, according to which this tracing paper has high transparency and smoothness. I haven’t checked.

Tracing paper for ink, 420 mm, 10 m, 25 g/m

Baking paper

The worst, but most affordable option. The main problem is uneven transparency, like flakes; rough texture – too rough, it’s a little scary for the pen.

Baking paper “Elgfe”, 280 mm x 8 m

Types of tracing paper

  • Pencil
    matte, embossed without a glossy side – it is a transparent non-calendered paper, suitable for drawing and copying with a pencil on both sides; now it is used as an artistic material for copying or parallel sketching, by overlaying and drawing on top of the source.
  • Ink
    with gloss, a paper base with a semi-gloss sheen on one side – thinner and more vulnerable, much thinner and mechanically weaker than pencil tracing paper, often breaks when wet on a wet line. Under mascara
    both sides are suitable, the pencil rests only on the matte side – they drew with ink on the glossy side, gloss as a measure against the pigment falling into the depths of the fibers, and a drop in the contrast of the line.
  • Lavsan
    with gloss film, where the glossy side is a supporting transparent film base ( lavsan
    , celluloid
    or vinyl
    ), noticeably thicker and stronger than both types of paper, and a thin rough matte coating for drawing is applied to the film itself – only one side is suitable for drawing, less abrasive
    for a sliding metal tool than pencil tracing paper.

Other uses of tracing paper

What is tracing paper in the kitchen? This is a material that does not absorb or allow fat to pass through. The dough does not stick to such paper. Therefore, tracing paper is often placed in baking dishes, on sheets. It is used to roll rolls from minced meat and other soft ingredients.

Manufacturing

Tracing paper is usually made from bleached sulphate cellulose with the addition of some types of wood pulp, rag and cotton half-pulp without filler or with a small content of it and is well sized.

Tracing paper can also be made from ready-made glassine. Here is a recipe for making transparent paper from the book “1750 practical techno-chemical recipes” (5th ed., V.I. Gubinsky, p. 22): “Harvey, in London, treats the paper with drying oil and, after removing excess oily particles with gasoline , washed in a chlorine bath; then, after drying, it is treated again with hydrogen peroxide.”

High-quality tracing paper, used for copying drawings in ink and for blueprinting, is heavily moistened during production, calendered under high pressure rolls and oiled with film-forming substances. It is the high degree of compaction of relatively plain paper that partially ensures its transparency to light.

The main property of tracing paper is transparency. There are two ways to achieve it:

The second method is more effective, because along with high transparency it allows you to achieve high strength, but it is also more expensive. It is also possible to combine the two methods. It is this path that some modern domestic manufacturers have taken, which has made it possible to obtain a high-quality product while maintaining an acceptable price.

Making tracing paper

Regular tracing paper is produced in rolls and packs of sheets of standard sizes. It is made from bleached cellulose and wood pulp, ground to flour. The filling is cotton or glassine. Calendering – passing between hot rollers – and strong squeezing promotes good gluing and oiling. This gives transparency and the desired surface roughness.

The use of grinding to form smaller fractions makes the tracing paper stronger. Since the cost of using complex equipment greatly increases the cost of paper, we chose a middle ground. The components are crushed to medium size, and in a drying drum the finished product is passed through rollers.

Tracing paper for drawing in ink using a pen and drawing pen was made smooth from a thin glossy film of celluloid, less often vinyl and lavsan. The matte surface was then sprayed on one or both sides. The paper was rough and could be used for polishing copper and soft alloys of aluminum and iron. An ordinary ballpoint pen quickly breaks down when drawing on such a surface.

Using tracing paper for patterns

Tracing paper can be confidently called an important tool in sewing. Of course, its main task is to create a pattern. However, this is not the only way to use it. We are talking about the use of tracing paper in appliqués, mainly on clothes.

Tracing paper will also become your indispensable assistant when creating products using scrapbooking, parchment and patchwork techniques.

How to use tracing paper for scrapbooking

Thanks to the versatility of the material, tracing paper is widely used in scrapbooking. There are several ways to use it in creativity:

  • tinting of the background and shadows, which is achieved by overlaying the paper on the bright background of the sheet in the album. This allows you to place emphasis on certain details of the drawing;
  • journaling – creating gentle and original inscriptions;
  • creating pockets and envelopes for storing cute little things;
  • for the backing – colored tracing paper or with an unusual texture is used as a backing for photographs;
  • creating air butterflies;
  • printing pictures that can be used to decorate a scrapbook project.

During the work process, one important nuance should be remembered – tracing paper is afraid of high humidity and drafts, so it is necessary to avoid these phenomena indoors. During the process of working and drying the art, it is necessary to ensure dry climatic conditions in the room or workshop.

How to make tracing paper yourself?

You can create translucent paper yourself, just answer the question of what tracing paper is and how it differs from regular paper. The easiest way is to moisten a regular sheet with gasoline free of oils and additives. You need to copy quickly, as the writing paper will dry out and lose its transparency.

Wax is used to create a matte, durable tracing paper. You can melt it in turpentine to saturate the sheet and wait until the turpentine evaporates. Paper laid out on hot metal absorbs wax well. Simply apply it evenly and rub in.

In addition to wax, castor oil gives writing paper a stable transparency. Dissolved in alcohol, it is applied to the sheet. Dries quickly. You can draw with ink and pencil. This technology is interesting because of the reverse process. You can remove the oil from the sheet with alcohol and the paper will become opaque again, the pencil drawing will remain intact.

What kind of tracing paper (paper) is there

Most often, it differs in purpose and types of printing as follows:

  • for artistic works (tracing paper for drawing, drawing, painting; it is usually white and has a density of 40 to 480 g/sq. m.);
  • PPC paper, i.e. paper for electrophotographic devices (most often white and has a density of 90 to 480 gsm);
  • for traditional types of printing (mainly offset and screen, has a density from 40 to 480 g/sq.m.);

tracing paper for plotters (inkjet and pen).

tracing paper for plotters (inkjet and pen).

In the following we will focus mainly on tracing paper for electrographic and traditional printing.

Paper in rolls is intended mainly for technical work on plotters and laser copiers, as well as drawing with ink and pencil.

Tracing paper – sizes, types and applications

Contents

  • 1 What kind of tracing paper (paper) is there
  • 2 Tracing paper sizes
  • 3 Ways to work with tracing paper

Tracing paper (paper) is translucent paper, most often painted white. Today, ordinary white translucent paper has been transformed and located among designer paper collections. The transparency and density of tracing paper is achieved due to less crushed fiber than in ordinary paper and the addition of binders and resin. Thus, the tracing is usually denser than that of paper of the same thickness. Tracing paper does not have a standard classification.

Tracing paper

This term has other meanings, see tracing paper.

Tracing paper (French calque, English tracing paper) is a thin transparent paper used for drawing, light and hand copying.

Tracing paper and its capabilities. review from Natasha Shalygina

Hello!!!

Today I invite you to talk about a wonderful, magical tracing paper. Summer is approaching and our works are increasingly dominated by translucency, lightness, airiness – and tracing paper seems to be created for this!

It seems to me that almost every girl got acquainted with tracing paper during labor lessons, when we tried to master miracle patterns. My mother never sewed, and in general my hands grew a little crookedly hot-tempered, and after 10 minutes of crawling on tracing paper, all this beauty was torn! Many years have passed and I never thought that I could fall in love with this amazing paper so dearly.

So, in essence, tracing paper is translucent paper (sometimes you can find vellum as the name for tracing paper). It can be with a pattern, in different shades, and even embossed!

You can buy tracing paper at scrapbooking stores, or buy a large roll of regular tracing paper (for sketching). The one sold in our favorite stores has a convenient format. For example, ideal
A4 format

You can also find absolutely amazing tracing paper
with pattern
 various manufacturers

Лист веллума Webster's Pages - Beautiful Bokeh Vellum, 30х30 см - ScrapUA.com
  
Лист веллума с рисунком HOTP - Vellum Dots, 30х30 см - ScrapUA.com

Лист кальки от American Crafts - Silver Lining, Neapolitan, Dear Lizzy, 1 шт - ScrapUA.com

Tracing paper also comes in different densities and is therefore suitable for different types of work with it

So let’s see how wonderful scrap ladies use tracing paper.

1. The most common way, perhaps, is to mute the colors or activity of decorations using tracing paper, as well as unobtrusively highlighting the required area. Since this paper itself is translucent, the effect when applied to the background is simply amazing


2. Tracing paper cuttings certainly add lightness, unobtrusiveness and magic to the work

3. A light, flowing background under the photo decorates any page. And summer is coming! Wow, she’s so good at her work

Teeshoom

4. Transparent windows in postcards, pages and prodject life are just a godsend for any scrapper!

Danielle Flanders

5. Journaling, headlines and wishes on tracing paper looks so organic with any work!

6. With the help of hot embossing, you can create not only tracing paper with a pattern, but also individual wonderful elements for your work.

master class on creating lace elements from tracing paper

7. It’s very interesting to use tracing paper in various albums, notebooks and December daily

                                                         
Studio Calico

                                
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I hope you found interesting ways to use tracing paper!

Have a nice day 🙂

Colleagues, please enlighten me about tracing paper, who knows

Sergey, Oksana, thank you very much! – something becomes clearer. I conclude that you can probably take a risk.

The fact is that some time ago I found my mother’s old album, with which she went to cutting and sewing courses about thirty or forty years ago. The album is sewn from sheets of thin yellowish rough tracing paper, bound; half filled with my mother’s patterns and drawings made with colored pencils and a ballpoint pen. And all this still looks so beautiful, so aesthetically pleasing! which really makes me want to draw the same thing – especially since my mother only filled the album a third of the way.

But leaving it in the album itself – it will be impossible to watch; It doesn’t interfere with patterns when one shines through the other, but it interferes with drawings. Therefore, it needs to be with a backing, and then why not frame it on the wall.

And a year ago, on one occasion, I bought white tracing paper, very rough, thick, like whatman paper. Mascara looks very beautiful on it, and so does the marker (liner); and very nice – colored pencil; It looks great framed on the wall too!

So I wondered if it was possible to do easel graphics on tracing paper; and decided to ask my friends, in case anyone knows.

Sergey, tracing paper is convenient for me because I’m usually not able to confidently make a pen/ink drawing the first time, and I don’t have a light table.

Kts-pro

I have one of the cheapest options – tracing paper for KTS-pro mascara, “Applique”. If you cut the width of an A4 sheet and fold it in half, you get good transparency and sufficient density so that the ink does not leak. One side is slightly rough, the other is smooth.

KTS-pro, “Applique”, 420 mm, 10 m 18 g/m2.

Lily holding

Tracing paper with the highest density. The manufacturer promises that it is suitable for working with ink, liner, capillary and gel pens. But I think it’s the same sheet tracing paper, only on a roll. Those. Despite the density, the mascara is permeable. The difference in price is just enough not to bother and prefer sheets.

Tracing paper for ink, 420 mm x 20 m, 40 g/m2

Sheet

The most famous is tracing paper for drawing and design work Liliya Holding, A4, 40 sheets. Excellent transparency, smoothness, good density (40 g/m2), but allows ink to pass through and spoils copywriting.

Liliya Holding, A4, 40 sheets

Liliya Holding, A3, 40 sheets

Literature[edit | edit code]

  • Tracing and tracing // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron: in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). – St. Petersburg, 1890-1907.
  • Tracing paper // Commodity dictionary / I. A. Pugachev (editor-in-chief). – M.: State Publishing House of Trade Literature, 1957. – T. I II. – Stb. 194-198

Best work style

When working with letters and copybooks, mark difficult elements and train them on tracing paper with specially selected exercises. If pressure doesn’t work, practice various pressure strokes, the transition doesn’t work – twist the spirals, the pen tears the paper – twist the spirals without pressure. The result is beautiful, let’s immediately put it on paper.

You can learn to swim on the shore, but we only swim in the water.

Features of using tracing paper for drawing

Not all artists decide to use tracing paper for drawing for some reasons, since the result can often be unexpected for the master. Creative individuals, artists, and animation workers use tracing paper to realize creative ideas.

Thanks to printing on tracing paper, you can transfer basic color compositions, which is often used by artists and interior designers. Using the material, you can minimize the time and effort required to create several similar layouts. Having found out what tracing paper is for and what its texture is, you can figure out why the material is often used for printing.

Understanding the question of what kind of tracing paper is, we should note designer paper, which is considered a beautiful, but extremely capricious material. Not all types of paper are suitable for printing, since some of them, due to their texture, cannot be accurately transferred to small details.

Regular creative tracing paper in rolls is used for artistic purposes. This paper is suitable for drawing work. High-quality material helps aspiring artists, clothing and interior designers to develop professionally, create high-quality drawings and layouts.

For mascara rolls

There is a good selection of sizes and manufacturers.

Let’s count

Tracing paper is a good material for daily practice with a sharp pen. The only serious drawback is that it warps when thick strokes dry. You need to select ink/ink, it is difficult to analyze errors. If this is neglected, then it is difficult to imagine a more gentle material for a pen.

I know of only two brands of paper that are smooth enough for a sharp pen: IQ Selection and Double A, both grade A. The cost of IQ Selection is close to 600 rubles. for 500 sheets and it gives fluff to everything that can fluff. I can’t say anything about Double A, except that it is recommended by a famous calligrapher in his sharp pen course.

Cost around 500 rubles. for 500 sheets, but there is a pack of 100 A4 sheets for 90 rubles. This is about 80-90 kopecks per sheet. Tracing paper for ink ranges from 80 kopecks. up to 1.5 rubles for the intended A4 sheet. Therefore, there is no advantage in price; it is, of course, more convenient to work with paper, provided it is possible to print the grid.

Tracing paper – sizes, types and applications

Contents

  • 1 What types of tracing paper
  • are there?

  • 2 Tracing paper sizes
  • 3 Ways to work with tracing paper

Tracing paper (paper) is translucent paper, most often painted white. Today, ordinary white translucent paper has been transformed and located among designer paper collections. The transparency and density of tracing paper is achieved due to less crushed fiber than in ordinary paper and the addition of binders and resin. Thus, the tracing is usually denser than that of paper of the same thickness. Tracing paper does not have a standard classification.

What kind of tracing paper (paper) is there

Most often, it differs in purpose and types of printing as follows:

  • for artistic works (tracing paper for drawing, drawing, painting; it is usually white and has a density of 40 to 480 g/sq. m.);
  • PPC paper, i.e. paper for electrophotographic devices (most often white and has a density of 90 to 480 gsm);
  • for traditional types of printing (mainly offset and screen, has a density from 40 to 480 g/sq.m.);

tracing paper for plotters (inkjet and pen).

tracing paper for plotters (inkjet and pen).

In the following we will focus mainly on tracing paper for electrographic and traditional printing.

Paper in rolls is intended mainly for technical work on plotters and laser copiers, as well as drawing with ink and pencil.

Tracing paper sizes

The most commonly used tracing paper widths are 297 mm, 420 mm, 594 mm, 610 mm, 841 mm, 914 mm (imported) and 420 mm, 625 mm, 878 mm (Domestic). Office formats A4 and A3 are popular for printing on copiers and laser printers, and for offset and stencil printing, printing formats are preferable – 70 by 100 cm, etc. Modern tracing paper comes in the following types:

  • classic white;
  • all possible colors and shades;
  • matte, parchment imitation;
  • for gold and silver;
  • with various patterns;
  • with patterns that imitate water.

Traditional use of paper (tracing paper) – in booklets and calendars it is used as the second sheet after the cover. Tracing paper is used for inserts with the text of an invitation or postcard. Sometimes an envelope is made from tracing paper to match or the same color as the envelope. Business cards on tracing paper are also popular.

Tracing paper causes virtually no problems in printing.

Ways to work with tracing paper

Offset printing

Tracing paper has proven itself in offset printing, but the surface of tracing paper does not absorb moisture, so foil ink is recommended. Tracing paper does not dry well, so to avoid dragging paint from one sheet to another, it is better to unload the receiving area in a timely manner. You need to hold the finished prints in small piles because the paint needs to set.

Digital printing

Excellent recommendation for the use of cripples and in the form of a seal. When printing on digital printer toners (Xerox, Canon, Konica Minolta, etc.), you must check the system on one sheet. Sometimes the toner does not bake onto the tracing paper correctly and falls off. When printing, it is necessary to take into account the temperature of the fuser, since you can lose not only the paper, but also the printing device. As a rule, the main characteristics of the material (low resistance) are indicated in the specification. Exotic problems are also possible – some brands of tinted tracing paper change color after heating.

It is better to glue tracing paper with synthetic glue, because water-dispersed glue can cause a wavy effect at the gluing site. Tracing paper is sensitive to changes in climatic conditions, which means that in order to avoid curling of the paper before and after printing, the material must be protected from drafts and changes in temperature and humidity.

A common property of all types of tracing paper is the ability to absorb moisture from the air and increased sensitivity to changes in conditions in the printing shop, so the packaging should be opened only immediately before printing. During the printing process, stable humidity and temperature are maintained (20 °C and 50% humidity).

Sometimes difficulties arise during post-processing: the material is very dense and difficult to cut. The recommended height of the tracing paper stack when processing with a saber or guillotine cutter should be no more than 5 cm.

Before ordering printing on tracing paper, do not forget to consult with the technologist of the printing house where you plan to complete the order. When working with any designer paper, you need to study it, do a few test prints and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Tracing paper

This term has other meanings, see tracing paper.

Tracing paper (French calque, English tracing paper) is a thin transparent paper used for drawing, light and manual copying.

Application[edit | edit code]

Before the era of computer-aided drafting, tracing paper was used in design and construction to jointly view floor plans or drawings of different levels of a mechanical structure to check the compatibility of different design sheets drawn by different people. Tracing paper is a kind of analogue of many “layers” in computerized drawing. Currently, thick types of tracing paper are produced that can pass under the rollers of a printer or copier without getting wrinkled or stuck. Such varieties are used for printing a drawing of a standard assembly or a drawing of a part, and when searching for an engineering solution through overlay on the main drawing.

Manufacturing[edit | edit code]

Tracing paper is usually made from bleached sulphate cellulose with the addition of some types of wood pulp, rag and cotton half-pulp without filler or with a small content of it and is well sized. Tracing paper can also be made from ready-made glassine. Here is a recipe for making transparent paper from the book “1750 practical techno-chemical recipes” (5th ed., V.I. Gubinsky, p. 22): “Harvey, in London, treats the paper with drying oil and, after removing excess oily particles with gasoline , washed in a chlorine bath; then, after drying, it is treated again with hydrogen peroxide.”

High-quality tracing paper, used for copying drawings in ink and for blueprinting, is heavily moistened during production, calendered under high roll pressure and oiled with film-forming substances. It is the high degree of compaction of relatively plain paper that partially ensures its transparency to light.

The main property of tracing paper is transparency. There are two ways to achieve it:

  • calendering;
  • increasing the degree of grinding of cellulose fiber.

The second method is more effective, because along with high transparency it allows you to achieve high strength, but it is also more expensive. It is also possible to combine the two methods. It is this path that some modern domestic manufacturers have taken, which has made it possible to obtain a high-quality product while maintaining an acceptable price.

Types of tracing paper[edit | edit code]

  • Pencil matte, embossed without a glossy side – it is a transparent non-calendered paper, suitable for drawing and copying with a pencil on both sides, now used as an art material for copying or parallel sketching, by overlaying and drawing on top of the source.
  • Ink with gloss, paper base with a semi-gloss sheen on one side – thinner and more vulnerable, much thinner and mechanically weaker than pencil tracing paper, often breaks when wet on a wet line. Both sides are suitable for ink, the pencil only fits on the matte side – they drew with ink on the glossy side, gloss as a measure against the pigment sinking into the depths of the fibers, and a drop in line contrast.
  • Lavsan with gloss film, where the glossy side bears a transparent film base (lavsan, celluloid or vinyl), noticeably thicker and stronger than both types of paper, and a thin rough matte coating for drawing is applied to the film itself – suitable for drawing only one side, less abrasive for a sliding metal tool than a pencil tracing paper.

Technical characteristics[edit | edit code]

Substance Density Humidity Roughness Transparency Tensile strength (mD) Surface Alkali pH
ISO 536 ISO 287 ISO 8791-2 ISO 2469 ISO 1974 ISO 6588
g/m² kg/m³ % ml/min % mN pH
42 1,200÷1,235 7 100-300 79 /-5 220-440 6-7
53 1,200÷1,235 7 100-300 77 /-5 220-440 6-7
63 1,220÷1,250 7 100-300 75 /-5 220-440 6-7
73 1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300 75 /-5 220-440 6-7
83 1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300 75 /-5 220-440 6-7
93 1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300 75 /-5 220-440 6-7
100 1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300 75 /-5 220-440 6-7
112 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 73 /-5 220-440 6-7
130 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 69 /-5 220-440 6-7
150 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 65 /-5 220-440 6-7
160 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 61 /-5 220-440 6-7
170 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 59 /-5 220-440 6-7
190 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 55 /-5 220-440 6-7
200 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 53 /-5 220-440 6-7
240 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 47 /-5 220-440 6-7
280 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 45 /-5 220-440 6-7

See also[edit | edit code]

Notes[edit | edit code]

Literature[edit | edit code]

  • Tracing and tracing // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron: in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). – St. Petersburg, 1890-1907.
  • Tracing paper // Commodity dictionary / I. A. Pugachev (editor-in-chief). – M.: State Publishing House of Trade Literature, 1957. – T. I II. – Stb. 194-198

Links[edit | edit code]

  • Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tracing paper
  • Properties of various types of paper (English).
  • Tracing paper. Collection of excerpts on production.
  • Types of paper – tracing paper – brief information

Application

Before the era of computerized drafting, tracing paper was used in design and construction to jointly view floor plans or drawings of different levels of a mechanical structure to check the compatibility of different design sheets drawn by different people.

Tracing paper is sort of the equivalent of multiple “layers” in computer aided drafting. Currently, thick types of tracing paper are produced that can pass under the rollers of a printer or copier without getting wrinkled or stuck. Such varieties are used for printing a drawing of a standard assembly or a drawing of a part, and when searching for an engineering solution through overlay on the main drawing.

Transparent paper and its purpose

Before the advent of the computer with its design programs, combining components, parts and duplicating drawings was done using tracing paper. The builders checked the coincidence of the load-bearing walls and supports on the floor plans. Sheets with drawings made in ink were superimposed on each other and placed opposite the light source. All lines and places of contact of parts that went beyond the dimensions were clearly visible.

Now drawings are made on a computer and thick transparent tracing paper (paper) has been created for the printer. It is used mainly by builders and designers to test and demonstrate various options for placement, layout, installation of life support systems, security and other communications on building plans.

An old engineer, when asked what tracing paper is, will answer unequivocally – paper for copying and reproducing drawings. The copyist transferred the lines from whatman paper to tracing paper, laying it on top. Black mascara was most often used. Copies were then made on photosensitive paper in the quantities required for production.

Dimensions and correspondence in A4 sheets

Dimensions Number of sheets
878 mm, 10 m 135
878 mm, 20 m 274
878 mm, 40 m 545
840 mm, 10 m 132
840 mm, 20 m 268
840 mm, 40 m 532
795 mm, 10 m 122
795 mm, 20 m 247
795 mm, 40 m 492
640 mm, 10 m 99
640 mm, 20 m 201
640 mm, 40 m 399
625 mm, 10 m 95
625 mm, 20 m 194
625 mm, 40 m 385
420 mm, 10 m 66
420 mm, 20 m 134
420 mm, 40 m 266
375 mm, 10 m 56
375 mm, 20 m 113
375 mm, 40 m 226

Tracing paper sizes

The most commonly used tracing paper widths are 297 mm, 420 mm, 594 mm, 610 mm, 841 mm, 914 mm (imported) and 420 mm, 625 mm, 878 mm (Domestic). Office formats
A4 and A3 are popular for printing on copiers and laser printers, and for offset and stencil printing, printing formats are preferable – 70 by 100 cm, etc. Modern tracing paper comes in the following types: калька бумага для применения в художественных целях

  • classic white;
  • all possible colors and shades;
  • matte, parchment imitation;
  • for gold and silver;
  • with various patterns;
  • with patterns that imitate water.

Traditional use of paper (tracing paper) – in booklets and calendars it is used as the second sheet after the cover. Tracing paper is used for inserts with the text of an invitation or postcard. Sometimes they make an envelope from tracing paper to match or the same color as the envelope. Business cards on tracing paper are also popular. Tracing paper causes virtually no problems in printing.

Variety of types of tracing paper and areas of its use

Today we offer standard matte translucent paper, as well as textured, colored and pearlescent materials. The technological process is kept strictly secret by manufacturers, so ordinary consumers do not know the specifics of manufacturing the material.

The material is also used for manual copying, so even preschoolers know how to use tracing paper to transfer drawings. A sheet of tracing paper must be placed over the image to be copied, then traced over the lines with a pencil or pen. Due to the density of the material, it does not tear even when pressed by a pencil, allowing you to transfer the smallest strokes.

To learn how to translate a drawing from tracing paper into a more complex version for artists, you can use an easel with sheet clamps and other professional tools. To draw drawings, the sheets are fixed on an easel, after which the lines are transferred manually or with a special drawing device.

Drawings on tracing paper

Designs for embroidery and other occasions can be easily and quickly copied using tracing paper. Just place it on the image and secure it. Then draw the contour lines with a pencil or ink; if a little, you can use a ballpoint pen and liner. Colors and shades are applied later.

The side of the tracing paper with the ink design is applied to the dampened wood or leather. This is what tattoo artists and wood carvers do. The image is mirrored. Needlewomen additionally use carbon paper or simply fasten the paper to the fabric and embroider on it using satin stitch, placing stitches on top.

Tracing paper can replace a canvas for an artist. Drawings are copied and colors are applied with watercolor paint, pencils and ink. The image turns out bright against a translucent background and looks great.

Links

As soon as a page is updated in Wikipedia, it is updated in Wiki 2. Usually almost immediately, sometimes within an hour.

Links[edit | edit code]

  • Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tracing paper
  • Properties of various types of paper (English).
  • Tracing paper. Collection of excerpts on production.
  • Types of paper – tracing paper – brief information

Specifications

220-440

6-7

63

1,220÷1,250

75 /-5

220-440

6-7

75 /-5

220-440

6-7

83

75 /-5

6-7

93

1,220÷1,250

7.5

150

1,220÷1,250 65 /-5

6-7

160

1,220÷1,250

8

61 /-5

170

1,220÷1,250

8

100-300

59 /-5

200

1,220÷1,250

8

100-300

1,220÷1,250

8

100-300

47 /-5

220-440

6-7

100-300

45 /-5

220-440

6-7

Substance Density Humidity Roughness Transparency Tensile

strength
( m
D
)

Surface Alkali pH
ISO 536 ISO 287 ISO 8791-2 ISO 2469 ISO 1974 ISO 6588
g
/ m
²
to
g
/ m
³
% ml
/ min
% m
N
pH
42 1,200÷1,235 7 100-300 79 /-5 220-440 6-7
53 1,200÷1,235 7 100-300 77 /-5
7 100-300
  • 73 1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300
    1,220÷1,250 7.5 100-300
    220-440

    100-300

    75 /-5

    220-440

      6-7
  • 100

    1,220÷1,250

      7.5

    • 100-300

        75 /-5

      • 220-440
      • 6-7
      • 112

        1,220÷1,250

        8

        100-300
        73 /-5

        220-440

        6-7

        130 1,220÷1,250

        69 /-5

        220-440

        6-7

        8 100-300
        8 100-300
        220-440
        100-300
        220-440 6-7
        220-440 6-7
        190 1,220÷1,250 8 100-300 55 /-5 220-440 6-7
        53 /-5 220-440 6-7
        240
        280 1,220÷1,250 8