A new year, and new papers! As we say good bye to 2016, we look ahead to a year full of making great art and using great paper!  As we expand our line of fine art papers, we hope that this new selection will be among your new favorites for 2017. See what’s new: Bunkoshi: a sturdy,…

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What do all these have in common? They are all being celebrated at this year’s Southern Graphics Council International Conference, hosted by the Pacific Northwest College of Art. This year’s theme is FLUX, and appropriately so, as today’s artists draw on their talents, resources, and inspiration in response to changing times in the printmaking world. As…

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About Gampi from Japan The Chinese characters for gampi literally translates as  “goose skin”. This paper is sometimes referred to as “silk tissue”. Paper Connection’s Gampi Paper Collection is made from 100% gampi, a lustrous, silky fiber native to Japan and other parts of Asia. Both in its sheet form or in the raw fiber…

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He is an established letterpress printer in the Providence, RI, area, teaches letterpress at RISD, unique to say the least, and our Artist of the Month for January.  We wouldn’t want to start 2014 off any other way.  This has been a long time coming, as we have known Dan for many years.  It’s worth the…

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Went to the Printing Arts Fair this past Father’s Day, at the Museum of Printing in N. Andover, MA.   I did see a few dads, but many more DINGBATS!  After all it was an event of all types! Several quite interesting types….like Ed from Swamp Press , Andy Volpe, the intaglio printer who also does…

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Today, I was so very lucky to be invited to the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Library Special Collections archive in the Dale Reading Room.  Professor Jan Baker, who has been teaching Book Arts in the Graphics Department for more than 30 years, pre-pulled some incredible “gems”(artists’ books) especially for me and a young…

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Amazing work by our friend Dan Wood, of DWRI Letterpress, who takes letterpress to the next level. He used our precious Pang Pi and Large format Lokta paper for his latest work.  The print below was on our large Lokta paper, handmade in Nepal. What is Pang Pi (pronounced: pahng pee) you might ask?  This…

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NYC was wonderful in so many ways.  At the National Stationery Show, I reconnected with some favorite customers and it was great to see familiar faces.  Oblation recently requested these kites, which, in the frenzy of selling paper in sheets, I sometimes forget about…. These ARE really special; they feel like a new arrival.  Or…

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You can do letterpress on handmade, Asian paper! Despite its thin countenance, Japanese papers can hold their own against the letterpress machine. Simply set your pressure higher as you press and the letters and/or images come out as they would on your usual Western paper, except with a unique surface that comes only from these…

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