Saturday, 31 January 2015

Paperworld/Creativeworld 2015

The St Cuthberts Mill stand is set up and all has been going great so far! 
Expect some more fab images soon from our crew!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Paperworld / Creativeworld 2015

The guys are heading out to Frankurt on Thursday 29th Jan! They'll be setting up the St Cuthberts Mill stand with paper deliciousness on Friday.

The opening of Paperworld/Creativeworld is on Sat 31st Jan - We hope to see you there! 

Plenty of images will be on facebook and twitter - So keep checking our pages! 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Paper Machine

Paper machines have four distinct operational sections:

·                    Forming section, commonly called the wet end, is where the slurry of fibres filters out fluid onto a continuous fabric loop to form a wet web of fibre.
·                    Press section where the wet fibre web passes between large rolls loaded under high pressure to squeeze out as much water as possible.
·                    Drying section where the pressed sheet passes partly around, in a serpentine manner, a series of steam heated drying cylinders. Drying removes the water content down to a level of about 6%, where it will remain at typical indoor atmospheric conditions.
·                    Calender section, where the dried paper is smoothened under high loading and pressure. Only one nip is necessary in order to hold the sheet, which shrinks through the drying section and is held in tension between the press section (or breaker stack if used) and the calender. Extra nips give more smoothing but at some expense to paper strength.

For any technical information please email

Friday, 16 January 2015

St Cuthberts Mill nominated for 'Business Newcomer Award'

St Cuthberts Mill has been nominated for the Bridgwater College, 'Newcomer Award’ for our high quality apprenticeship programme. Read the full article by clicking on the link below!

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The St Cuthberts Team

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Creativeworld/Paperworld 2015

We will be heading to Paperworld at the end of this month with lots of paper goodies for our stand. If your at the trade fair, make sure to stop by!

Friday, 9 January 2015

Monday, 5 January 2015

Why is it important to use archival paper?

St Cuthberts Mill creates only archival papers. We understand that paper which isn't archival will degrade with age and become fragile and brittle. It may develop a yellow discolouration and brown spots. By using pure ingredients and ensuring the paper is alkaline (not acidic or pH neutral) with calcium carbonate buffering helps protect the paper.

This paper was not archival and clearly shows discolouration and brown marks.

Paper that isn't archival could contain much cheaper mechanical wood pulps (where the wood is ground up, and contains lignin that yellows), or it could be made with rosin and alum size (which is acidic). 

All our papers are all archival and made to last!

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Back to Business

We are now back to business as usual after the Festive holidays. 
Happy New Year!