This summer, we worked with our long time partner, French Paper Co., a sixth generation, family owned paper mill, to create a limited edition color. Infused with a breezy feeling of summer, our limited edition color, Lagoon, went through a rigorous process to achieve the perfect hue.
We want to share a little insight into the complex world of color paper making that goes into the beautiful colorscope of products we provide for you at Paper Source. Take a peek inside French Paper Co.’s process below:
The dye is added to the beater, which contains the raw material pulp.
Water is added to the beater to get the dye throughout the pulp prior to mixing.
Start the beater to mix the dye evenly with the pulp and water.
Once fully mixed, the mixture is ready to move to the press and rollers.
The paper moves through the press to fuse together the fibers and provide the desired finish. At this stage, the paper is primarily water.
Once the paper has gone through the rollers, it’s almost complete! The paper will move through the final smoothing and quality checks.
Once the desired color is achieved, the roll is broken off to start a fresh roll with the desired color. The rolls leading up to this point are called “break rolls” and are reused as scrap to make other colors!
Finally, each run of paper is tested for measurements such as caliper, strength, flammability, color and tear point!
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