Notes from the Past

Laid Paper

One of the two principal types of paper used for stamp printing, the other being wove.  Close inspection shows a texture of closely parallel lines, either horizontal or vertical, due to the due to the impress of the wires of the dandy-roll of the paper-making machine.  Many stamps have been printed on laid paper in the past, but it is now much less frequently used.  It is not to be confused with Repp or ribbed paper, in which the parallel lines are seen in relief on the surface.
 
 
- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's Encyclopaedia
Published 1966
  Posted December 29, 1999 

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