We use a cotton rag as raw material. The cotton rag is sorted by hand to remove unwanted materials, variations in color, and dust. The sorted material is cut into small-sized pieces by machine for making the cotton rag pulp.
Cotton rag moves to the beater for the beating process and it is mixed with water to convert to a pulp.
COUCHING AND PRESSING
The pulp is evenly poured into a mold that contains two frames. The screen holds the pulp and the water drains out and left out water will be recycled again for the same process. The wet pulp is transferred onto a cloth and pressed to make the thick sheet.
We use the sun-dry method where the sheets are hung dried to remove moisture.
Once the sheets are dried, each sheet is been separated and calendered for an even smooth surface.
In a sorting process, each sheet is qualified based on thickness as well as paper quality, where only qualified sheets move to the next process and the remaining sheets move in the recycling process.
Finally, the qualified sheet moves to the cutting process. The sheet is cut into the standard size, which is 22 x 30 inches and 24 x34 inches as we follow.
Once the sheet moves out from the cutting process, it directly moves to the packing process. once it is packed, the Handmade Cotton Rag Paper is ready for dispatch.
MARBLING COTTON PAPER
Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on plain water and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding, craft, and stationery.
CRUSHED COTTON PAPER
Moist handmade paper is crushed by hand for each sheet and then it is sun-dried to remove moisture. Once the paper is dried it is coloured by a hand coating method.