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Petrarch Press, work in progress,using cream laid
Bookbinding, Restoration & Book arts, Traditional Range

Featured papers have been matched to handmade papers from the 18th century or earlier to late 19th century

Most of the papers illustrated have been developed in conjunction with customers to meet specific needs and in many cases have become reference sources for a wide range of classic applications.  The tones shown below can only be indicative and we recommend purchasing a comprehensive sample book.

Papers are made by blending from cotton and linen pulps which are buffered against acidic degradation and pollution with calcium carbonate to ensure a pH superior to 7.5.  High tear and burst strengths are assured. Tub neutral sized.

The sheets are restraint dried and finished pressed to give a light surface texture.

 As illustrated by the Petrarch Press papers are often chosen for special edition letterpress works

The tones, achieved with neutral earth pigments, are selected from a match to late 18th century documents and can be stained to match other intensities

 

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Offwhite pale tone

A general purpose colour which stains easily to match older sheets, used also frequently for letterpress printing in heavier weights and drawing.

Available  5 laid and 3 wove papers

109

Offwhite Pale, Antique laid, 65 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

110

Offwhite Pale, Antique laid, 90 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

111

Offwhite Pale, Antique laid, 120 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

044

Offwhite Pale, Broad laid, 75 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 49 x 62 cm, 19.3" x 24.4"

141

Offwhite Pale Broad Laid 120 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 49 x 62 cm, 19.3" x 24.45"

003

Offwhite Pale, Wove, 65 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

004

Offwhite Pale, Wove, 90 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

065

Offwhite Pale, Wove, 120 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cms, 19.7" x 27.5"

Offwhite dark tone

Available in 3 laid and 3 wove styles
112

Offwhite Dark, Antique laid, 65 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

113

Offwhite Dark, Antique laid, 90 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

102

Offwhite Dark, Antique laid, 120 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

007

Offwhite Dark, Wove, 65 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

008

Offwhite Dark, Wove 90 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

066

Offwhite Dark, Wove, 120 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

Stone

Made currently in laid style only

114

Stone, Antique laid, 65 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

103

Stone, Antique laid, 90 g/m² Nominal sheet size, 50 x 70 cm, 19.7" x 27.5"

Pale cream

Similar in tone to old Bodleian papers