Greg Markim, Inc manufactures and distributes the complete line of Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Kits & Supplies. 

Arnold Grummer's is a family owned business. It started in 1976 with a request from Nasco, a school supply catalog, for papermaking kits for teachers. Since then, the business has grown to become a leading supplier for papermaking kits and accessories for the home and classroom. Arnold Grummer's also draws from teacher generated projects and lesson plans for new, creative papercraft products for the home, classroom and community.




1923 -2012


Arnold Grummer is known for taking the sophisticated science of paper and papermaking, and making it accessable to persons of all ages and backgrounds. He gained understanding of the structure and technology of paper as a faculty member of the Institute of Paper Chemistry. He later added the duties of Curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum where he helped with scholarly research of visitors and correspondents from all over the world. Blending historical knowledge with the scientific world of paper, Arnold's unique ability to communicate and passion for paper led to five books and diverse presentations with his 'Great American Paper Machine'. Arnold’s credits include television programs, Smithsonian presentations, and paper making with visiting dignitaries and a U.S. President.

In 1999 the prestigious paper making society, Friends of Dard Hunter, captured the essence of Arnold’s distinctive contribution with it’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award: "For advancing the art of paper making...and sharing your infectious joy of the craft with us all.

For more highlights of Arnold Grummer’s career, books, articles and appearances, review Arnold’s Resume below.





B.A. Iowa State Teacher’s College (University of Northern Iowa)
M.A. State University of Iowa



Arnold Grummer’s Paper Making, President

 Appearances, Consultation, Columnist

The Institute of Paper Chemistry
Graduate Faculty: Dept. of General Studies
Editor: General Publications
Curator: Dard Hunter Paper Museum

Great American Paper Machine
Exhibits, programs, lectures

Greg Markim, Incorporated

Iowa State Teachers College
Armstrong Cork Corp



International Paper Indstry Hall of Fame

2012 Inductee


Lifetime Achievement Award

2000 Friends of Dard Hunter (Paper and Book Arts Assoc)




Trash To Treasure Papermaking  Storey, Publ 2011

Complete Guide To Paper Casting    Krause 2002
Complete Guide To Easy Papermaking    Krause 1999

Tin Can Papermaking    Greg Markim, Inc 1992

The Great Balloon Game Book Greg Markim, Inc 1987

Paper By Kids     Dillon Press 1980



"Paper and Other Writing Materials"
Colliers Encyclopedia

Scribner’s Dictionary of American History

"The Development of the Test Tube Tree"
Paper Magazine (London) March, 1977

"Paper" (series of three articles)
The Correspondent 1978

"Peerless On Paper" (about Dard Hunter)
Milwaukee Journal December 28, 1983

"From Rags To Riches: 1851 to 1918"
PIMA Magazine

Many other articles in domestic and foreign trade journals and magazines.


Paperworks Magazine

Contributing Editor
Somerset Studio 1997 to 2000


Alma Mater for University of Northern Iowa


National Television Appearances

Home Shopping Network (2007)
PBS Creative Living (2006)
Shop At Home (2005, 2006)
WGN Morning Show (2004)
Good Morning Arizona (2004)
Carol Duvall Show (1994, 1999, 2000 HGTV)
Crafts & CO (1995, TLC Most frequently requested program)
QVC (1996, 1997)


Hand Paper Making Gallery Talks / Workshops

Smithsonian Institution

Bicentennial Celebration - Presentation on the Mall
Museum of American History - 4 appearances
Folk Art Festival on the Mall
Associates Workshop

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
College of Art - Toronto
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Art Department


Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internal Revenue Service
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Independent Assoc. of Questioned Documents Examiners
TAPPI (Technical Assoc. of the Pulp and Paper Industry)
PIMA (paper Industry Management Association
Graphic Arts International Union
American Forest Institute
International Assoc. of Printing House Craftsmen


"Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking Workshop" (1998)
Instructional video featuring the dip handmold. Greg Markim, Inc.

"Fun With The Papermill" (1997)
Set of three instructional videos featuring the pour handmold. Greg Markim, Inc.

"The Taiwanian Commercial Hand Paper making Industry" (1965)
Writer, editor, narrator. Filmwork: Arthur Wakeman. Kimberly Clark CO

Celebrities Who Made Paper With Arnold Grummer

Richard Nixon
Govenor Jim Doyle
Govenor Tommy Thompson
Governor Patrick Lucy (WI)
Monroe Leaf (Author)
Mr. Whipple

Paper For The People

Resident Paper Maker
Bristol Renaissance Faire: 1983 - 1985 

Schools, Children's Museums, Art Festivals across the US and Canada