Tour Stop 7: Paper

Our house paper stock is called Zephyr Antique Laid, a paper specially milled for us in Quebec. It is composed of young spruce and pine tree fibres, with no bleach. Of particular importance is the grain. Each piece of paper has grain going in a certain direction (and each piece has a rough (‘wire’) side and a smooth (‘felt’) side. Our paper is cut with the grain going in the proper direction. This ensures that, among other things, a book opens and closes properly. The surefire way to determine the direction of the grain: lick the piece of paper!

Next up, The Folder!