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 mold to collect the fibers into a sheet. Papermaking methods and styles of molds abound. There is one thing all molds have in common, namely the papermaking screen. Screens are made from cloth, bamboo, bronze, nylon mesh, hardware cloth, or heat shrinking polypropylene, depending on the tradition. […]

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Welcome New Papermakers – Crafting Subscription Boxes Feature Arnold Grummer’s Products.

Crafter’s Box

Two popular creative subscription boxes feature papermaking this April – and both clubs tapped Arnold Grummer’s for key components! We are so excited that lots of new folks will be discovering papermaking this month through The Crafter’s Box! There are plenty of subscription boxes out there, but The Crafter’s Box is the only one we know of […]

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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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