A sky-blue color paper. Azure blue color paper implied authority in England and is still used by many government offices (LaBarre 1969). It was usually a fine grade of paper colored with smalt and prepared with a watermark. Azure wove paper had a textured finish obtained from using a larger mesh screen.
Synonyms and Related Terms
blue laid paper
E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969