Quote Originally Posted by Richard Boutwell View Post
Oh, what I meant was: after the paper is acidified and air-dried it has more texture than when it comes from the factory.
Quote Originally Posted by Loris Medici View Post
I see, I don't think it's solely due the acidification. Just use plain water to see, and you'll most probably notice a similar change in surface qualities... (IME, all papers somehow change after wet cycle.)
I agree with Loris, the change in paper structure is probably only related to soaking it, not the acidification... I have had similar experience with liquid emulsion and different papers. The paper fibres swell during soaking, and just don't dry as flat again. Probably during manufacturing, some type of pressure is used to create the smooth texture of the manufactured paper. Don't they call it "heat" or "cold" pressed papers?