A selection of fine quality handmade papers chosen for their suitability for use in book restoration, to create facsimiles or where a period feel is required. They are also suitable for a wide range of other applications. 

The entire process of paper production is carried out at the Berlin studio of Gangolf Ulbricht – from the preparation of the raw materials to the surface finish.
Only wood-free fibres from specially chosen suppliers around the world are used as raw materials (cotton, flax, hemp, Manila hemp, and rags). These are chosen for fibre length, purity and tone.
Textile fibres are traditionally the best raw materials for papermaking and result in the optimum quality papers.
The fibres are placed in a Hollander beater, where they are mixed with water and processed into a pulp. The beater macerates and cuts the raw material under its roll until the pulp attains the desired qualities (consistency, volume, transparency). Careful attention is required at this point in the process, as the old papermaking adage goes “paper is made in the Hollander.”
While in the Hollander, the pulp can be coloured with lightfast, age resistant pigments. Fillers can also be added, resulting in paper with superior characteristics for printing and writing.
After the pulp is prepared, sheets of paper are individually pulled from the vat with a mould. The wet sheet drains through the screen of the mould and each newly formed sheet is then transferred from the mould on to a woollen felt (couching).
At the studio, traditional, historic moulds are used most of which come from England and are around 100 years old. The moulds, made of the best quality mahogany wood, possess a screen surface that is either wove (velin) or laid (verge).
The art of making paper is the production of sheets that are uniform and consistent.
The post of wet sheets and felts is then put in a press to remove the water. The sheets are separated from the felts and dried with cool air.
A final sorting of the paper and, if necessary, additional processing to achieve the desired surface finish completes the process and guarantees consistent quality.

All papers made in this studio comply with German (DIN 6738), American (ANSI NISO Z 39.48) (1992) and international (ISO 9706) standards for age-resistant papers.

Only wood-free fibres and an alkaline buffer (calcium carbonate) are used.

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