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True-Grain is a unique high quality textured polyester drafting film which holds tone. It is a technological breakthrough in the creation of hand-drawn prints, since its unique textured surface and very high level of transparency allows the reproduction of very subtle washes and marks without the intermediate stage of photography or laser scanning. By drawing directly on True-Grain a wide range of drawing materials may be faithfully reproduced through photo-screen print, lithography and etching. Most drafting films are non-textured and semi-opaque and only capable of reproducing flat, solid marks drawn with opaque photographic drawing materials. It is the unique textured surface of True-Grain that holds the tone. As the wash gradually dries, deep pits in the film catch the tiny particles of pigment suspended within the wash, producing the halftones for transfer to photo-sensitive screens and plates. Similarly the surface grain exerts an influence on marks drawn with pencil, charcoals and crayon. The broad tonal range now possible with True-Grain delivers a fully resolved drawing using far fewer colours than was required previously.