Sheets of paper in “raisin” format (50cmx65cm), stamped with impressions made by hand using fatty inks for intaglio from Charbonnel.
The paper used is always acid-free and comes from major companies renowned for their commitment to quality: Canson, Clairefontaine, Fabriano, Lana specialist papers, Zanders.
The various weights are specified as far as possible.
The quality of the papers and inks, confer great strength on the sheets. These are all suitable for binding covers, flyleafs, folders, boxes…
…and everything that your creativity will allow you to come up with!
In 2015, Thomas Braun took over the workshop which was created by his mother, Claude, 30 years previously.
In doing so, he is carrying on a family tradition of expertise which has come to be greatly valued by numerous clients, both bookbinders and bibliophiles alike.
The art of bookbinding owes its birth to the need in times past to protect written documents and allow them to be consulted (cf. for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookbinding).
The bookbinder chooses materials, leathers, linens, papers which are more or less luxurious, depending on the client’s wishes and resources, and the value of the client’s book.
This is a real artistic work of craftmanship which requires a large number of operations, and consequently hours of work.
Only those who continue to revere the book as an object still call on the services of a bookbinder.
Although decorated papers were originally largely considered to be modest, or even humble products – in comparison to the grandeur of leather – they have since that time gained a lustre of grandeur and are thus now associated with extremely beautiful and painstakingly manufactured creations.
There are various techniques for decorating sheets intended for bookbinding work. The most well-known is undoubtedly the one referred to as marbled paper or handmade paper (see in this regard the numerous examples and references on the internet).
However, there are also several other techniques, such as “paste” papers, “brocade” papers or “domino” papers.
The papers produced by Atelier Folio tend to belong to this latter category.