The majority of the papers in the Conservation By Design catalogue are exclusive and have been made to our specification specifically for conservation repair, storage and bookbinding. This is usually denoted by them being specified for their purity and or their strength. Papers which have been specified simply as acid free for use in graphic reproduction may not necessarily meet these requirements.
Shown in this catalogue is a selection of the very finest Oriental and European handmade and machine made paper for a variety of specialist conservation and preservation applications.
Maintaining hand made and machine made traditional papers in a changing world is becoming increasingly difficult because uses are changing and the people, mills and equipment needed to produce them are disappearing. Machine made paper has long tried to imitate handmade paper, but we may now be entering a period when the only economical way to produce papers that match early machine made paper is to make it by hand.