What is the difference between Laid Paper and Wove Paper? Laid Finished Paper? Wove Finished Paper?
LAID PAPER has the appearance of fine lines running the length of the paper:
WOVE PAPER has a uniform surface that is smooth and not ribbed:
Tell me about Laid Paper Finish:
Laid paper is produced to show the fine lines in the paper. During the papermaking process, a special roller is used that creates the pattern in the wet paper. Laid paper, is thinner where the pulp touched the wires, making a latticework pattern easily seen when you hold it up to the light. Laid Finish paper will typically have a watermark, which may also be seen when holding it to a light.
The original papermakers in Europe could only produce Laid Finish Paper.
What does Wove Paper look like?
Wove Paper also known as Paper with a wove, has a smooth finish. Wove Paper is specifically manufactured without texture. Often, a paper with a smooth surface does not carry a finish designation. If there is no finish reference, one may assume it has a wove finish.
Wove paper is a paper with a uniform surface, not ribbed and often not watermarked. The papermaking mould wires run parallel to each other to produce laid paper, but they are woven together into a fine wire mesh for wove paper. This creates a smooth finish.
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