St Cuthberts Mill are experts in manufacturing high quality artists papers. Our accomplished papermakers carefully make professional mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Millford paper




Millford watercolour paper is produced by St. Cuthberts paper mill as a replacement to the old 'Whatman' paper originally used by JMW turner. Turner’s impassioned, brisk, wet in wet methods, of creating watercolours were made feasible by using heavily sized linen papers made by Whatman after 1800. Turner’s way of working required a paper that could withstand a vast amount of abuse. Millford paper is designed with such methods of working in mind.

Millford paper is cotton based and hard-sized. The unique chemistry at the wet end of the mill’s mould machine is what gives the paper its finest qualities, without the need for adding any extra elements at the size press.

The fact that Millford is ‘hard-sized’ means that water/pigments will sit for much longer on the surface than softer sized papers. This will enable the user to play around with washes for a much greater length of time to create a myriad of exciting effects.

Millford is everything Whatman was and much more!

For samples of Millford paper please email us at klintern@stcuthbertsmill.com

'Whatman is a registered trademark of GE Healthcare Companies' 

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