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Moab Support Forum > Printing on reverse side of MOAB Lasal single sided paper

I make my own greeting cards using MOAB LASAL Exhibition Luster paper cut down to 7 X 10 inches.
I print with an Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer.
The Lasal paper produces excellent photos.
I use it partly because it does not have watermarks on the reverse side.
I can very well write with ball point pen on the reverse side, but if I try to print text there, although I have used several media settings, so far I have not found a media setting that prevents the ink from smearing on the reverse side of the paper.
My sense is that the paper on the side opposite the printable side does not absorb ink.
Do you have any suggestions for me? A media type, for instance?
(I have looked through several pages on the MOAB support web page, but have found nothing.)
Bob Dunshee

March 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Dunshee

The Exhibition Luster is only coated for inkjet on the printable (luster) side. The back is not coated, and won't accept ink (as you have discovered). If you are looking for a luster/semigloss paper that can be printed on both sides, we make the Lasal Dual Semigloss. This gives you the same coating front and back.

If you are folding the cards, I would recommend either the Lasal Photo Matte, or the Entradalopes. Both the Exhibition Luster and Dual Semigloss are not designed to be scored and folded, as the coating will crack along the fold.

March 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoab Paper Support

Thank you very much.
This is exactly the information that I need to answer my question.
(I have noticed that, in folding the cards, the coating cracked. I've ignored that so far; the cards look so good on the Lasal paper.)
I think I will either try the papers that you mention, write messages by hand or maybe insert a printed message separately.
The Exhibition Luster makes the best prints that I have ever made. I'll probably use it for larger prints too.
Thanks again.
Robert Dunshee

March 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Dunshee