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Category Archives: Paper Tutorial

3 Formation Facts & 3 Ways to Better Yours

  Formation describes how uniformly the fibers and other solid components of a paper furnish are distributed in the finished sheet and is massively important! Good formation results in desired outcomes … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Three P’s: Porosity, Permeability and Permeance

All space is space in which to create. Eric Maisel I discovered an invisible empire of the air. Lee de Forest Think about a sheet of paper and you might … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Post: Joshua Strydom and the Making of Elephant Dung Paper

Introducing Joshua Strydom, a BFA student at Memphis College of Art. We met through Instagram (believe it!) when he posted a photo of paper he’d made from elephant dung. Read on … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 7 Comments

Finger Painting, But Better. Much Better.

Paste papers have decorated the covers and insides of books since the days of Shakespeare. Bookbinders could take a bit of unused paste, add some pigment and inexpensively enhance their work with … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment