Azure paper

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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

Resources and Citations

  • 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