Arnold Grummer's Paper Making

All About Papermaking Screens – the essential tool of the papermaker

ALL ABOUT PAPERMAKING SCREENS

Papermakers need fiber, water, and some sort of sieve or screen. Papermaking methods and styles of screens abound. Screens might be made from cloth, bamboo, bronze, nylon mesh, hardware cloth, or heat shrinking polypropylene to name a few. Whatever material is used, papermaking screens all achieve the same purpose, which is capturing fibers while letting […]

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All About Abaca – take a look and learn about this fun and versatile paper making fiber!

Abaca is a paper making fiber that is well-loved by new and seasoned papermakers alike. It comes from the leaf sheath around the trunk of Musa textiles, a species of banana plant. It is typically sourced from the Philippines where it is known as Manila hemp. The fiber has been used throughout history for making […]

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All About Cotton Linter

Cotton linter

Cotton is a seed fiber commonly used for papermaking. When cotton is ginned it removes the long fibers from the seed. These fibers go on to make cloth and papermaking fibers called cotton rag. The seeds are then run through a machine called a linter. This machine removes the remaining short cotton fibers from the […]

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Look Who’s Making Paper! – Noemí López

Look Who’s Making Paper!

Would you like to be featured in “Look Who’s Making Paper!” on the Arnold Grummer’s blog and win a $25 gift card to the Arnold Grummer’s shop? Click here to fill out and submit the online survey! We look forward to learning more about you and your work! Name and location My name is Noemí […]

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