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  1. Cornelissen Fabriano Watercolour Book

    Cornelissen Fabriano Watercolour Book

    Starting at: £32.00

    Cornelissen Fabriano Watercolour Book. Landscape 185 x 240 mm. Available in HP (Hot Pressed) and NOT (Cold Pressed). Fabriano Artistico Traditional White. 200gsm books contain 46 sheets/92 sides. 300gsm books contain 30 sheets/60 sides. Branded L. Cornelissen & Son in stamp gold foil. Learn More
  2. Fabriano Academia Cartridge Paper Roll

    Fabriano Academia Cartridge Paper Roll

    Starting at: £21.90

    Fabriano Academia Cartridge Paper Roll - Fabriano Accademia drawing paper is made of high quality lignin free and acid free cellulose. Learn More
  3. Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper

    Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper

    Starting at: £34.90

    Fabriano Artistico - Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper is traditionally mould made, produced with 100% cotton. Learn More

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The invention of paper is traditionally attributed to the Chinese, but it was actually the Arabs who, after having learned the rudiments of manufacture and made a few improvements, spread the new product throughout the west. It was a long, arduous process that was completed in the second half of the 13th century in Fabriano, a little town of the Marche inland. The reason for this location, which made Fabriano the most important paper production centre of Europe, is very probably linked to the vicinity of Ancona, a port that was particularly open to trade with the Arab world. The growing ability of the increasingly numerous and qualified artisans in Fabriano allowed them to make a real leap in terms of quality. Three innovations in particular led to the rise of Fabriano as the cradle of modern papermaking.