Papermaking Salon at Logos Graphics

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:30 am - 3 pm
$50 fee (lunch provided)
499 Alabama Street #126 (inside Project Artaud), San Francisco, CA 94110

John is excited to share his latest discoveries in papermaking, including 3-D cast paper objects. In our upcoming Papermaking Salon, he'll explain how he carves foam molds using a CNC router and then forms thick sheets of paper from recycled cotton fiber that has been processed in a Hollander beater.

He'll also show how he carefully lays the handmade paper into the molds and then removes moisture from the paper with a custom-built vacuum base and Zorbix blotters. The finished result is a wonderfully textural and dimensionally arresting paper object.

After a morning demo, we'll have lunch together (lunch provided), and then roll up our sleeves and make multiple sheets of paper with dip molds! Logos will mail completed sheets of paper to all salon attendees after they have dried fully.

Please RSVP via email by Friday, February 24.

Cast Paper Type

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.

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

A sampling of various handmade papers:

Handmade papers

One of our favorite current papermaking projects is for a local winery, which brought us yellow mustard flowers to add to custom paper which is then used for letterpress printed wine labels:

Mustard Flowe Paper