Our Hand-laid Paper

 

 About Our Hand-Laid Paper

 Our handmade or hand-laid paper is formed one sheet at a time with a mould and deckle, then “couched” on to felts and pressed.  Usually it is dried asian style on boards, providing one very smooth side and an air-dried “toothy” side.  The pulp is made partly from high-quality scrap collected from artists, framers and printers. For strength and quality, “linters” are also used – short fibers left as waste from the textile industry.  The paper is moderately sized internally using methyl cellulose or potato starch.  It is a waterleaf printmaking paper – absorbent for watercolor or calligraphy (usable but tricky for both), but perfect for any oil-based crash printing technique.

Our Paper is available at The Paper Plant Website

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