Japanese Prints

Chiyogami and Katazome Shi screen printed papers from Japan.

Each sheet of Chiyogami is printed one colour at a time, requiring drying time between colours and pin point registration. The designs are inspired by tradition kiminos. This paper is machine made with a good percentage of long fibred kozo which gives the paper a good wet strength. This makes it suitable for a great number of craft applications, including bookbinding, box making, card and invitation making.

Our large sheets of Katazome shi papers have four deckle, or rough, edges. This is the signature of a hand made paper and makes them particularly attractive for wall hanging and framing. Katazome means stencil dyed and shi means paper. Like the Chiyogami these are printed one colour using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting vibrant colours.

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