Parchment paper (old school)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by gobler, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. gobler

    gobler Sr Member

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    OK I'm going to try to replicate the KSM map but my big problem is where do I find good parchment paper. Let me explaine. Years ago (when I was a lad) places like Knotts Berry Farm and the like had Wanted posters and drawings of guns, wagons and what not you could buy. They were printed on a very neat pulp like parchment that had a feel and smell of old paper. Does any one remember that kind of paper? I'm looking for that paper not the parchment paper for printers. Please help.
  2. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Try some calligraphy paper at the Art Stores.

    Originally, I think it was sheep skin. I've seen some of that paper before.


  3. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Or try Office Max or Office Depot.
  4. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Art supply stores will have what you are looking for. A company called "Black Ink" imports a lot of handmade papers from hailand, and there is a lot of Japanese Unryu that you can get with a nice amount of variegated pulp and color to it. As said above, check the printmaking and calligraphy papers. Stonehenge, D'Arches, and Canson are good brands.
  5. Peralton

    Peralton Well-Known Member

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    Pergamena makes high-quality hand-made parchment. I think I got this link off an RPF harry potter marauders map thread.

    Pergamena Parchment

    Pergamena offers handmade calfskin, goatskin, and deerskin parchment. It's not cheap. It's about $63 for 5 square feet of parchment.
  6. pnerves

    pnerves New Member

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    Slight hijack, but HOLY CRAP. I used to work for Black Ink. Used to pack those great papers for delivery to art stores all over the world. They still in Boulder? File that under small world.
  7. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've purchased from Pergamena. It's basically one guy who makes the parchment, and you get the whole animal's skin. His family runs a tanning shop, so the parchment business just kind of fell to him.

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