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Sept. 4, 2022

R3 The Paper Primer Re-issue

R3 The Paper Primer Re-issue
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This is the Paper Primer.


What is paper?

A thin cellulose mesh

 

Rags Make Paper

Paper Makes Money

Money Makes Banks

Banks Make Loans

Loans Make Beggars

Beggars Make Rags

-----Anon. English 19th C.

 

What does it take to make paper?

            Pulping

            Machining -mesh forming

            Drying

            Finishing (sizing)

 

Washi fiber length 13-17 mm, naturally acid free

Cotton 3-5 mm

Wood pulp cellulose 2-7mm

Begasse paper 1.2 mm   

Recycled fibers <1 mm

 

What are the characteristics that make one paper more suited for a particular application?

Absorption/ghosting / Bleed through

Feathering

Shade

Sheens

drying time

 

Western paper makers

Clairefontaine 

Rhodia

Leuchtturm

Strathmore

Baron Fig

Story Supply

Field Notes

G Lalo

Fabriano

 

Mnemosyne

Life

Apica

Midori

Tamoe River

Kokuyo

Graphilo

 Ink Jet paper

 Massive List of Fountain Pen Friendly Paper

Best Fountain Pen Paper

Basel Paper Museum 

Williams Paper Museum at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.  

Fabriano Paper Museum