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Manufacturing: Traditional papermaking: cylinder mould

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Papermaking on a cylinder mould is a highly traditional process, the closest to handmade paper (but without its drawbacks – defects, irregularities, etc.). Its principle has remained unchanged since its creation at the beginning of the 19th century.
There are still paper manufacturers who favour this process and the paper's resistance.

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The cylinder mould allows the manufacturing of papers with the following characteristics:

- High resistance, as very long fibres of a higher quality can be used.
- Great uniformity as the forming of the sheets is improved at a slow speed.
-High stability as the fibres are distributed in all directions, thereby improving the stability of the paper when damp.
- Possibility of high grammage.
- Unique range of grains due to the use of natural wool felts.
- Deckle edges or untrimmed edges.
- Exceptional resistance to scratching and erasing when heavily sized with gelatine.


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Manufacturing: Papermaking on a fourdrinier papermachine
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Paper is most often made on a fourdrinier papermachine