As promised, I've written my second article in my series on video diagramming.
|Weight (gsm)||Sizes||Color Palette||Texture||Aging|
|110gsm, 190gsm||A4; 70cm by 100cm||7 colors||smooth||many years|
|Wear and Tear||Memory||Forgiveness||Tensile Strength||Bending Restistance|
|n/a||10 / 10||7 / 10||10 / 10||10 / 10|
|8.5 / 10||9 / 10||10 / 10||8 / 10||8.5 / 10||9.5 / 10||9.5 / 10|
Made in Germany, by Zanders (http://www.zanders.com/), it may be crowned as King of Paper. I tried to get some information on the process and ingredients of this paper, but this is privileged information and won't be shared by the manufacturer. Its Data Sheet says "Elephant hide is a rugged bookbinding paper with a parchment grain which can be used as a book covering paper or for making certificates. It is impregnated and therefore scratch and abrasion resistant, dirt repellent, can be wiped clean (wet-strength paper), has limited expansion and shrinkage and is not sensitive to acid. In addition, it is tear resistant and wrinkle and fold resistant as well as color-fast and lightfast." Can we ask for more? It got the FSC certificate, so you are helping to save forests by buying it. More than that, each sheet is unique, no two sheets are alike.
as selected by Sara Adams
You may have seen the time lapse I posted of my video creation process. In that video I mentioned that I'd be publishing a more detailled guide on how you, too, can make high quality origami tutorials.
So what's that all about?
This is some exciting bit of news! The book I've probably awaited longest is available since yesterday. And of course I immediately ordered it. And maybe you'll fall in love with Quentin Trollip's designs as much as I have.
So, in about 2 week's time I'll be able to hold Origami Sequence by Quentin Trollip in my hands and fall into a folding frenzy. :)
You can buy the book in Nicolas Terry's origami-shop.com. I fear the book will not be available anywhere else. But while you're at it, the shop does offer lots of superb paper, other fantastic books, and some other bits and pieces.
And what else did I order, you ask?