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laid paper


Paper, typically hand-made, produced by laying the pulp on a wire screen that leaves parallel and perpendicular translucent lines in the finished product. The parallel lines in one direction are heavier and more widely spaced than those in the orthogonal direction. There is often a watermark pattern incorporated into the screen. The look of handmade laid paper may be simulated by using a dandy roll to transfer a similar pattern. Laid paper is distinguished from "wove paper," which has a crosshatched or even appearance.


paper, laid

laid papers

papier vergé

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