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Tooth

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The surface feel of paper is its tooth. The more tooth a paper has the rougher it feels to the touch. Some inks may adhere poorly to papers that are extremely smooth with very little tooth.

Tooth also refers to a slightly rough finish that takes ink well. It is a preferred surface texture for charcoal and pastel art.

Also Known As: texture | smoothness

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