A sample set of our finest classic writing papers, to help you decide on your favourite. Two sheets and two envelopes from each of 5 wonderful papermakers, making 10 sheets and 10 envelopes in total. Comes presented in a beautiful Scriptum box. Our chosen papermakers are:
Established in 1995, this family run manufacturer is based in Prague. They specialise in traditional stationery, using processes dating back to the first Czechoslovak Republic. We work closely with this company to provide our customers with ready boxed sets of their beautiful paper, as well as personalised stationery ranging from simple headed letter paper to a full wedding set, all either letter-pressed or engraved as it would have been done for centuries.
The Amatruda family has been producing paper since the domination of Angevins in the “Kingdom of two Sicilies” (1282-1442). The cotton-rag paper is handmade sheet by sheet with natural deckled edges. This 120gsm paper is slightly larger than the standard A4 and certified FSC.
Located in the valley of the Desná river, the Velké Losiny paper mill has been producing quality stationery since the late 16th century continuously up to today, making it one of Europe’s oldest surviving mills of its kind. This paper is watermarked ‘Scriptum Oxford’ and made so especially for us here as one of our most exquisite boxed sets of stationery.
Rossi - Medioevalis
Rossi was founded in 1931 in Florence. To this day it is a family run business specialising in decorative papers and stationery. In 1988 they acquired an art publishing house in Milan and therefore gained access to an archive of thousands of art reproductions to use on their stationery. The Medioevalis paper is a plain deckled edge paper, though it is moldmade and therefore an imitation of handmade and deckled paper.
Original Crown Mill
With its roots dating back to 1478 and on the banks of a tiny river called the Argentine, the Original Crown Mill is aptly named; two centuries after it’s beginning, it became the Royal Mill for the production of writing paper, by orders of King Charles II. In 1870, the founder opened a factory in Brussels ordering laid paper from the Royal Mill, an authentic copy of the original handmade paper. Laid paper was the predominant type produced between the 12th and into the 19th century, and is now favoured by artists for charcoal drawings in particular.