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What are the benefits of using a mouldmade paper over a machinemade paper?
May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam Parker
Hi Sam,

There's a more detailed explanation of mouldmade papermarking here ( ).

Mouldmade papers are of particular interest to artists and printers because of their increased surface strength and beautiful surface texture. They won't easily tear because the fibres lay randonly across the sheet, whereas, the fibres in fourdrinier papers tend to lie in one direction, slightly diminishing its strength.

Mouldmade sheets can also be made thicker, heavier and with more texture than their machinemade counterparts.

That's not to say that machinemade papers don't perform well or last long. Some of our best papers aren't mouldmade papers.

Were there any specific papers in which you're interested?
May 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterLegion Paper