Stephen Herold Handmade Paper

Hand and Mouldmade Papers for Calligraphy & Book Arts

I have been fortunate in acquiring a large selection of fine handmade writing and drawing papers. They are mostly English and date from 1589 to around 1972, when the last commercial mills shut down in Britain. All papers listed here are handmade unless otherwise specified. Sizes and weights are approximate, but are as close as we can determine. Sizes do not include deckles. Quantities are very limited so check on availability. No samples are available except for WSH Creme Laid where I have some small trim pieces.

(Discounts for calligraphy teachers or active members of a calligraphy society – let me know when you order.)

Barcham Green Cobham Medium

This paper was created for calligraphers and is my personal favorite writing paper. It is white, smooth, accepting of ink and immensely strong. The deckles are very subtle and small, as they should be in well made paper. From the Barcham Green mill at Maidstone, Kent.
18" x 22 1/2"
120 gsm
Hot Press

Clan Toned

Saunder's Clan Toned Medium is mould-made and was produced by WS Hodgkinson at Wookey Hole. Light weight and smooth it is a calligraphers paper that likes pen and ink.
17 3/4" x 22 1/2"
70 gsm
Cold Press

WSH Double Cap Creme Wove

Writing paper from the Wookey Hole mill of William S. Hodgkinson. Dates from around 1968 and is smooth off-white and with a laid finish.
17" x27"
115 gsm

Hot Press

WSH Double Cap Creme Laid

Some folded folios of Creme Laid left over from a book project never completed.
Folded 11 3/8" x 13 3/8", opens to 22 3/4" x 13 3/8"
115 gsm

Hot Press

J Green Double Cap

A white writing paper from Barcham Green, only made in small quantities. Dated in the watermark "1966".
18 1/2" x 22 3/4"
120 gsm
Hot Press


A lightly toned HP paper by Barcham Green. These sheets were purchased by an Australian artist in 1966 who then died in 1967. Magnificent writing surface for pen and ink — smooth, crisp and fully tub sized..
18 1/2" x 22 3/4"
100 gsm
Hot Press


A mould-made, light weight drawing paper by Barcham Green. A toned golden shade that is easy on the eye when working and gives an antique look to the page. Pen and ink drawings and calligraphy suit it.
23 1/2" x 20 1/2"
55 gsm
Hot Press

Whatman Double Foolscap

A cylinder mould made paper which is even sweeter to write on than the Cloister. Smooth, white and perfectly sized for writing but will not take heavy erasures.
17" x 27"
110 gsm
Hot Press

Whatman Medium Lightweight

A cylinder mould made paper with a glassy smooth, hotpress surface and a snappy, light weight body like the paper money is printed on. Dated 1958 in the watermark. A bagain sheet of paper by a great maker.
17.5" x 21"
65 gsm
Hot Press

Other Papers Available

I have a large quantity of assorted hot-pressed papers from the mid 20th century, all in small quantities but up to double elephant size. Enquiries encouraged.

Papers Sold Out

A reference list of papers that are now sold out.

Calligraphy Books

On orders under $100 please add $10 packing and shipping charge. Larger orders will be billed at cost.
Sales by check, money order or major credit card.
Stephen Herold
4262 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, Wa 98103, USA
Email to: Stephen Herold.

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