It sounds a bit cliché to say one’s art is a metaphor of someone’s life, but in the case of Ilse Nesbitt, this cliché is so fitting.  Ilse’s handmade paper and artwork are embodied in her daily life, and her daily life is completely integrated into the paper and prints she produces.  Almost like a…

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We received this set of lovely photos from one of our customers, Fernanda Rivera, who took a letterpress class taught by Macy Chadwick. It just goes to show how handmade, eastern papers can work so well with the letterpress technique, to create such beautiful results.  Thank you so Fernanda, for your wonderful work that is both…

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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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Paperwoman stayed local last week as she  had the opportunity to take a tour of the book conservation lab and bindery at Brown University’s John Hay and Rockefeller Libraries through the Watts Program. Here’s some quick glimpses of what was she saw, including an ancient Ethiopian hand-scribed, Christian manuscript with coptic binding,  a wonderful piece…

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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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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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