Handmade Amalfi paper
This is one of the few handcrafted paper card formats still produced in paper mills in ancient masonry vats and with a shape composed of brass and bronze wires dating back to the 1700s. It is usually used for making elegant business cards.
The manufacturing process of Amalfi Paper consisted of various phases. The raw material was made up of rags, usually cotton, linen or hemp cloths, which were placed in special stone basins, called pile. The rags collected in the piles were then shredded and transformed into a pulp by means of a series of wooden hammers, at the ends of which were placed iron nails. The nails were placed at the ends and were of various sizes, according to the weight and thickness of the sheets of paper to be obtained. Once prepared, the mush was collected in a vat in masonry in which then dropped the form.
The pulp, then, was attached to it and was then transferred on special felt cloths creating a pile of sheets pressed by a wooden press in order to eliminate all the water in excess. Once the drying process was over, the refined Amalfi paper was born, on which stood out the producer’s watermark, which the iron loom indelibly impressed on the dough collected in the vat, by simple pressure. composed in turn of a dense network of bronze or brass wires.
Given their small size, they are generally used for the creation of elegant business cards.
The process of realization of these cards is completely handmade in all its phases according to the historical tradition of Amalfi paper.
The Amalfi handmade paper with which these cards are made is suitable for use with laser or inkjet printers but is equally suitable for handwriting with any calligraphic ink pen and for decoration with watercolor paints.
TO GIVE AMALFI PAPER AS A GIFT
Those who want to give our handmade paper cards to the vat or are undecided on the model to choose, can comfortably buy our gift coupon in Amalfi paper among the different amounts available. After the purchase, will be delivered to your home or directly to the home of the recipient (specifying the address), a fine card (customizable with text to be provided) with a secret code that will allow you to buy on our online store the desired model in total carefree and tranquility.
Those who wish can take advantage of our letterpress service to receive a finished product ready for delivery.
VAT CARD FEATURES
- 13 x 8 cm.
- 200 g/sqm
- Handmade at the vat
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