Paper is manufactured from the cellulose
fibers of plants, primarily cotton,
flax, and wood. The fibers are reduced to a pulp and then formed
into a felted sheet on a screen or a sieve. Types of paper include
laid, woven, hand-made, or machine-made.
It is important to understand that parchment or vellum and papyrus
are not considered paper.
- Parchment or vellum is animal hide covered
in lime and dried under tension.
- Papyrus is not considered paper. Papyrus
is made from the moist outer skins of water reeds that have been
lined up at right angles to each other and then beaten until
the layers become interlocked.
- Don't tape paper tears.
- Protect paper-based prints from light.
- Don't laminate.
- Don't glue to a backboard.
Paper objects include:
- works of art
- photo albums
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