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The beautiful vellum of Annonay, heralding the technical revolution

Those with a penchant for nostalgia dreamed of beautiful parchment stemming from the skin of stillborn calves – vellum. If only we could produce a smooth paper, without any traces of laid lines… The Montgolfier achieved it by reproducing the technique of the English, followed by the papermakers Johannot and Réveillon, at the time when the first French newspaper, the Journal de Paris, came into being.

Vellum mould with the coat of arms of the Manufacture Royale of Vidalon © Musée des Papeteries Canson et Montgolfier

  • Vellum mould with the coat of arms of the Manufacture Royale of Vidalon © Musée des Papeteries Canson et Montgolfier