Post - script - got in to the printing workshop and managed to get a lot of printing completed in a very short time! Whew! These larger screens are difficult to manipulate but it is very important to do so as the consequences of damage - well not worth thinking about really.
I worked on Japanese paper which was tricky initially as it was so light that if the paper did not match up with the suction part completely it tended to drift. That was taken care of by taping down the corners.
I used the Peploe colours as I knew they were good and strong. Perhaps this was a mistake - too much purple! Hey ho - big learning curve. The Japanese paper was chosen as Joan Smith had recommended it in terms of collage work. It does taper at the ends when torn so does not create too big an edge.