Learn More About Washi Paper

Washi paper is a Japanese cultural treasure that dates back as far as 610 CE. Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional Japanese papers made from the long inner fibers of three plants. “Wa” means Japanese, and “shi” means paper. For thousands of years, Washi paper was produced using handmade techniques; today, machines produce Washi papers that are used in commercial printing, digital printing, modern packaging, as well as artisanal purposes. Learn more about the unique qualities of this highly sought-after paper known as Washi.

Japanese Paper Types

Very high-definition expression is possible for printing, but with the limitation of the needs to adjust facility settings for problems such as paper feed or paper powder, especially when printed on WASHI. We have also introduced FM screening for high-definition CTP on printing plates.

Japanese Handmade Paper Suppliers

As for thin papers featuring a transparent soft feel of some materials, heliogravure is generally used on rolled paper, but it is a difficult process that can become an issue when production needs to be increased. The offset printing of a small lot is possible, but a lot of printing expertise is necessary for keeping the paper shiny, and maintaining the paper feed without creating wrinkles.

Where To Buy Japanese Paper

Printed on rolled paper for seals and usually cut out, but We can make also special paper, that has been applied with paste.

The Cutting Room

Raises water resistance and confidentiality by thermal-welding a sheet over the paper using products such as polyethylene. It is commonly used for packing Japanese sweets.