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Velum Paper

Vellum paper originally is made from calf skin (parchment), but these days it is made from plasticized cotton. Vellum is very popular for its delicate look. These papers come in different colors, patterns, texture, and different weight (light and Bristol).

It is mostly known for its transparency, light weight, and thinness. It has a very elegant look, therefore it is used for tracing technical drawings, crafting, envelopes, wedding invitations, and other special ceremonies invitation cards. Bristol vellum is usually used for printing and ink drawing. The surface is slightly rough.

When buying Vellum, pay attention to the type. If you are attempting to purchase Vellum for printing, make sure it is specified for inkjet or laser prints.

Bellow are some examples of Vellum.

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  1. esuh3 wrote:

    That’s a good reminder
    I love vellum paper but if you use the wrong kind. Big mistake.

    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  2. aadams28 wrote:

    I’m just happy that Velum paper is no longer made out of calf skin. I feel like Velum paper is slightly cliché, but maybe I’m wrong about that. Sheer can be fun when it’s used in a tasteful way. I’m hoping it is recyclable then?

    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  3. wazhar wrote:

    i love vellum paper i think it looks more formal and elegant. thank you for mentioning the different types, i appreciate it.

    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm | Permalink