The art of papermaking began as early as 150 B.C. when the Chinese made paper using bark and other plant fibres. Since then, papermaking has advanced from a hand made cottage industry to widespread industrial production processes.

This part of the website offers an introductory view of papermaking processes from the seventeenth century onwards.

SAPPHIRE would like to thank students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire who helped with the creation of this section of the website

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