Sunday, March 22, 2009

Typewriter Paper Source

For over a century onionskin typewriter paper was one of the most ubiquitous paper products in the world, but you won't find a single sheet of the stuff at a modern office supply store. For about ten years it's been impossible to find outside legacy packages discovered at garage sales and thrift stores. That's why I was excited to learn that there's one paper mill still selling it by the ream or the case. There's nothing wrong with off-the-shelf white bond printer paper, but for recreating 1920's era documents nothing compares to onionskin. It has a unique texture and crinkly sound that makes it ideal for high-immersion props from the period.

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