A crinkled, elastic tissue paper. The lightweight paper is crimped during the papermaking process. Early crepe paper was made by a dry crimping process, then, in 1902, a wet process crepe machine was made that enable the production of the soft, crinkled crepe paper that we currently use. Crepe paper is commonly used for decorations and wrapping.
Synonyms and Related Terms
papier crêpé (Fr.); papel plisado (Esp.);
E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
- 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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000