Archival Paper


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Archival Paper
I use Perpetuum Wove paper in all of my journals.  It is currently the only Australian Made paper to carry the watermark symbol of the National Archives of Australia.  Archival for 500 years.

A lovely off-white colour, the paper has a silky feel, is a joy to write on and takes fountain pen and inks beautifully. 

It has the following benefits:

  • 100% Australian made
  • National Archives of Australia approved
  • Features the watermark of the National Archives of Australia Symbol
  • is lignin-free and made of fully bleached chemical wood pulp
  • contains no optical brighteners and is a natural undyed colour
  • is free from alum/rosin sizing
  • contains a minimum 2% alkaline reserve
  • has a pH of between 8.0 and 10.0
  • passes the Photographic Activity Test
  • meets the average tear strength index of no less than 6.0 mN m2/g

Which Paper Weight Should I Choose?
I use both weights of 90gsm and 120gsm in the journals and albums. 

The choice for a journal for writing.  Thick enough to allow writing on both sides of the pages while maintaining the feel of a fine journal.
Will also hold photographs and keepsakes of lighter weights.

Results in an organic form to journals - the pages are supple and will bend to the shape of the journal.  Ideal for people like me who like their leather writing journals to mould into a soft shape.

The choice for a journal for sketching, photographs and keepsakes.  Writing is still a joy and the heavier weight allows additions to be added to the page.  I have even used it for light watercolours.  It will buckle slightly under heavier washes but works well for light washes.  Ideal for pencil, pen & ink, crayon and even light pastel.

Works really well in Photo albums and Guest Books.
Adds a stiffer more rigid form to journals.

*Please email or phone if you need help choosing - happy to advise if I can.