All change in 2019
In 2019 plans have been made to train up a new generation of papermakers to make fine handmade paper. As the apprentices will need continual access to the vat & presses and close supervision, it means that the normal production of paper & sales will have to be suspended during 2019.
From the Ist of January 2019, all sales & sample requests will be handled by our stockists:
J Hewit & Sons Ltd http://www.hewit.com , Shepherds London http://bookbinding.co.uk & Conservation by Design http://www.cxdglobal.com
Griffen Mill is a small handmade paper specializing in making fine, archival handmade paper from natural materials such as cotton & hemp. Each sheet is made by hand and has four true deckle edges. All the papers are internally buffered & neutrally sized.
BOOKBINDING & PAPER CONSERVATION
Griffen Mill's archival handmade papers for bookbinding are designed for use in book conservation & book restoration. The heavier weights are used for the replacement of endpapers whilst the lighter weights can be used for leaf & spine repair. All can be handled easily when damp. Papers are internally buffered & neutrally sized to give a pH reading of between 7.3 - 8.4 and come in different weights.
The papers differ in character & feel. Some are wove & some are laid. Others, like the soft bulky jute tissue, can be moulded & coloured to repair bumped corners. Some such as Akbar & the ledger paper are tough, dense, papers which can be used as endpapers for larger books or they can be used as covers for soft bindings.
RECREATION OF OLD MAPS, BOOKS & DOCUMENTS
Since Griffen Mill's papers have been specifically designed as sympathetic repair papers for old books, maps & documents they are also ideal for making film props.
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