Crepe paper

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Woodblock on crepe paper
MFA# 00.1812


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.);

Resources and Citations

  • 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