Most of the papers in this section have a subtle pattern, either printed or created by the addition of surface fibres to a dyed woodpulp base at the time of making. They are printable on most laser printers and some photocopiers. Ink jets and bubble jets will occasionally bleed over the surface fibres. Their main use is just this: printing invitations, resumes or broadsides, but they also produce great results in the hands of scrapbookers and those rare few who still prefer to write letters with pen in hand.
All papers are available in 8.5" x 11" as well as parent sheets 43" x 31" or
half, except where otherwise noted.
Ajisai are hydrangea, while
the other 2 words in this series merely
describe the patterns used. All of these
patterns, however, are created with the
use of shiny (rayon or mitsumata) fibres
placed on the top of the paper. Ajisai
and koubai have such intense patterning,
they tend to curl slightly, and are better
used as a pasted-down layer on book or
invitation that as a single loose sheet.
In sophisticated tones, these papers available
in 80g (text weight) and 120g (cardstock)
have a pearlized surface which is compatible
with most printers and copiers. A favourite
stock for special invitations and cards.
This lighter weight version of our bestselling Linen Card features the same rich colours and strong texture, but in a flexible stock that can be used as a lightweight cardstock or a heavy textweight paper.
Kin Sunago, Susa Iri and Kingin all feature specks of silver and gold to create a look of refined beauty. Text weight, the light
colours are fine for printing and the
dark good for wrapping or layering.
Torinoko Foil sports multi-coloured metallic chunks over a brightly-dyed base. Cheery and eye-catching, it is also compatible with most printers.
are crinkled, so good as an invitation
layer, or when pasted down for a book
cover or photo background. This series
has a polished surface which makes them
fairly hard-wearing, though made of woodpulp.
The Momi Hyakusen papers are additionally
creped, and Momi Hyakusen Red alone has
a pattern of mum flowers and fibres across
papers contain lengths of abaca fibre
embedded in the top layer, while the
other two have their silver (for the
Meadow papers) and gold (for the Springblossom)
accent colours printed on a woodpulp
always have lines, reminiscent of the
lines created in handmade papers by the "Su," or
bamboo screen on which the sheets are
formed. Though these lines are often
larger scale for decorative papers, the
same impression of beauty strikes the
viewer as with more traditional paper.
Obonai is a word specifically used
in the description of paper, where silky
fibres seem to be afloat on the surface
of the paper. Our obonai papers are made
with real kozo fibres, though often the
fibre is rayon, a pale modern lookalike
for the real thing.
Made in a
vast array of over 30 colours, these
woodpulp papers are evenly dyed and subtly
docorated with kozo or rayon fibre floating
on top. Great in your laser printer or
photocopier, they are popular for invitations,
resumes or promotional literature.
Drawn from our other lines and including a few unique papers, this section features our white and ivory textweight papers suitable for printing. All are laser-printable and most are inkjet compatible as well.