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Japanese Modern Classics

Japanese Modern Classics

 
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Product Description

The Modern Classics are the most notable additions to LCI's Japanese Paper Collection. Each of these fine papers is a modern version of a historical classic, without the cost or limitations of the traditional versions. As each of these papers are as lovely as they are printer-friendly, they are perfect for a wide range of creative projects.

Jessica Mann of The Japanese Paper Place discusses the new Modern Classics

Each paper in this category is a modern, machine-made take on a traditional original. While the original papers would have been hand-made from painstakingly prepared kozo bark, the cost of traditional methods of production is too high to compete with Western machine-made papers. So these papers were developed: incorporating the speed and economy of Western style papermaking, but keeping the distinctive Japanese finishes that made the originals so special and the quality control that keeps the standard high.

On the growing trend towards Modern Classics

They are really perennial favourites that people have enjoyed for years for their subtle beauty and printability; but they've been a well-kept secret. Despite our best efforts, they are not widely known, so we're happy to introduce them to a wider audience. Once people try them, they keep coming back to them! It helps that they are printable: people can easily run them through their home printers and combine them with other Japanese papers for a consistent look.

Japanese Modern Classics: Traditional, Printer Friendly Japanese Paper

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What are Japanese Modern Classics?

As the name implies, Japanese Modern Classics are all modern, machine made versions of traditional handmade Japanese papers. They encompass all of the classic beauty and quality of the original versions, but unlike the originals, they each have a smooth, printer friendly finish.

array or Japanese Modern Classics papers

What can you use Modern Classics for?

Modern classics are not only printer friendly, but also stand up well to folding and gluing, making the creative possibilities for these papers endless! Combine with LCI's other exquisite Japanese papers for a consistent look.

Make striking invitations, wedding programs, scrapbook pages, professional presentations, and more!

wedding program made with Japanese paper

wedding invitation made with gold fleck Japanese paper

What traditional elements are incorporated into the Modern Classics?

Chieko explains some of the traditional elements that are incorporated into these papers, such as Kozo fibers, Abaca fibers, and Pawlonia wood, responsible for the modern beauty.

wedding invitation made with gold fleck Japanese paper

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