Papermaking

Why We Make Paper

Perhaps it has something to do with the shrinking selection of colored and textured papers on the market, but as printers, we weren't satisfied with merely printing on beautiful papers. After decades of printing, we finally decided to dive headlong into the fascinating world of papermaking.

John, the consummate builder/hacker, learned how to construct his own beater to handle medium-scale batches of pulp, wooden molds and deckles, and even built a 33 x 48" CNC machine to cut cast paper molds in varying shapes and sizes.

Cleaning Dak
Clouds in Vat
John couching hanji

Here's a fun time-lapse video of pulp spraying multiple layers of different colored pulp to create an abstract landscape:

Handmade papers

Mustard Flowe Paper