Archive for August 7, 2018
We are all interested in saving paper and minimizing the loss of our trees. There a lot of areas where it’s possible to minimize the use of paper, but there are some industries that would not be able to function without plenty of paper. Plotter paper, blueprint paper, bond paper rolls, and the ubiquitous 36 inch paper rolls are essential to the architectural engineer, for example.
How Do Architects Look at Paper?
Architects and engineers consider paper in terms of size and type, such as 36 inch paper rolls, but also in terms of tooth, brightness, quality, and type.
When an architect refers to “tooth” this is a description of how rough the surface is. The roughness of the surface will affect what kind of drawing materials can best be used on it.
The brightness of a piece of paper is a measurement of how much the paper reflects a specific wave