Mechanical reproduction of hand made marbled paper
How to tell the difference between four color photo mechanical reproduction of handmade marbled paper and the real thing. With photos showing the difference.
See below for image showing the dot pattern of
four-color-photo-mechanical reproduction of hand made marbled paper used to make marbled like paper. If you don’t know to look close you can miss the dots made in the four-color process. Other names of different processes with some type of dot pattern are Offset Lithography and Letterpress Halftone. Use a magnifier to help you see the dots when needed. Make the image large to see the dot pattern.
Handmade marbled paper
Notice genuine handmade paper does not have dots but only ink laying on the paper. Also the below second blue image shows laid paper was used which can also be handmade. Make the image large to see all the detail.
Because genuine marbled paper is unique and no two are a like, if you notice two items with marbled paper on them that have the exact same design pattern probably they are covered with mechanical reproductions of handmade marbled paper. The reason someone would use four color photo mechanical reproduction of genuine handmade marbled paper is because it is less costly and time consuming. Also if you wanted to produce items with the same look and uniform design.