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Re: [BKARTS] Eaton Papers



The onion skin made by Eaton was quite a bit thinner than their present parchment paper, which is wonderful for calligraphy because of its color. : )

I remember the airmail stationery one could buy, even back then in the neighborhood dime stores (and boy, do I miss THOSE - with their vast assortment of practical goods, smiling soda fountain clerks, and real phosphates and food without eColi scares ; )) - that was a bit heavier than onionskin, tho only slightly. Thanks for this discussion - it brought back so many wonderful memories of school and pre- digital technology days.

Kathy


On Apr 22, 2009, at 1:02 AM, MONIQUE MOORE-RACINE wrote:


I visited the Eaton Paper Museum some years ago and it was a most beautiful place.
Anyway, they have a paper in current production: Eaton Parchment Paper.


Made with 30% PCF, Acid Free / Lignin Free and Elemental Chlorine Free. PCF = post consumer fibers.

http://eatonpaper.com/index.htm

It is supposed to be almost similar to onion skin. They may be willing to send you a small sample (few pages).

If you are near a University with a printing department, chances are they used a mimeograph machine a while ago. They may still have a leftover supply of onion skin paper because they used to print course notes on it using a mimeograph. It does not hurt to ask, as often they will share their stash for a low fee. Good luck.

Monique

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