Moenkopi [moe-in-koe-pee] is not a Japanese name and Moab is not located in Japan, but these papers represent a unique partnership with the Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan. Moenkopi is a Native-American name which was used to identify a mudstone layer of rock common in the Moab area. The world-famous Fisher Towers seen in many a John Wayne film, were formed in this strata. These unique towers seem to flow from the earth. It is fitting then that Moenkopi would be used to define our family of environmentally-friendly Japanese papers made primarily from Kozo (mulberry) fibers.
Availabe in three surfaces, Kozo, Unryu, and Bizan are all made from natural mulberry and hemp fibers using traditional Japanese Washi techniques and then coated to accept inkjet inks. No other paper has received as many awards and acclaim. This is a specialty product and designed for discerning artists with advanced technical printing skills.
This is an incredibly expensive handmade sheet. We only sell it in units of one sheet. It also prints softer than any of our other products and is best suited for applications which require a more ethereal look. Because of its weight and nature, we only recommend using this in professional grade printers cabable of custom platen gap settings. It will require an investment in fine tuning the print quality.