I just started using this paper or Pl/Pt and it is the thickness of tissue paper. they say at B&S that is spreads well with a brush or Rods. I tried it yesterday and the liquid went straight through the paper and never spread. after wetting the paper and reapplying the third time ( approx 30 drops at this point of each liquid. I got a soaking wet paper. I dried with a hair drier and printed. used a piece of acrylic for support and got through the process pretty well for my first time with working with something that is like wet toilet paper, buy the time it was finished. dried on the acrylic and pealed off it did not look bad at all other than the rips and folds. boarders where I did not concentrate on spreading the liquid came out very black. much more than my other papers. But the spreading of the liquid could put me in debt if I can't find a good way of doing it with less than 30 drops of palladium and so forth, on a 8x10.