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Why Hemp Paper?

Why Hemp Paper?

Previously the World's First Choice for Paper

Until just over 100 years ago, 90% of the world's paper was made from Hemp. It is said to last 50 times longer than paper made from trees. Most people are aware of the environmental damaged caused by deforestation - trees are simply too valuable to us.

The processing of wood pulp into the paper produces considerable chemical discharge while giving a low quality of paper. Hemp requires very few chemicals & produces a greater quantity of pulp per acre, with a finer quality, than tree paper.

Hemp Paper Pages
Hemp Writing Pad

Previously the World's First Choice for Paper

Until just over 100 years ago, 90% of the world's paper was made from Hemp. It is said to last 50 times longer than paper made from trees. Most people are aware of the environmental damaged caused by deforestation - trees are simply too valuable to us.

The processing of wood pulp into the paper produces considerable chemical discharge while giving a low quality of paper. Hemp requires very few chemicals & produces a greater quantity of pulp per acre, with a finer quality, than tree paper.

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Fast Growing, With High Yields

Hemp has an annual turnaround in terms of cultivation and harvesting, whereas trees take decades to mature. In fact, it is possible to grow two hemp crops on the same piece of land each year thanks to the extremely fast growth rate of hemp. This means that in one year an acre of hemp produces more material suitable for papermaking than an acre of trees does in its entire decades-long life cycle.

Between 2001-2003, the manufacturer of our hemp paper reduced the liquid waste volumes by 50%. 60% of the annual energy needed for their paper manufacturing is supplied by the nearby river, and production wastes are recycled by over 95 percent.

Practical Reasons to Choose Hemp Paper

  • It's perfect for artists - Rembrandt, Van Gogh & Gainsborough used hemp canvas with hemp oil paints
  • It's quick-drying.
  • It can be recycled up to 80 times! For comparison, wood pulp paper can only be recycled around 3 times.
  • It works perfectly in both laser & inkjet printers
  • It lasts a very long time and is less prone to signs of ageing than wood pulp paper with less yellowing, cracking and deterioration. This makes hemp paper ideal for archiving.
  • It is highly versatile and can be used to make everything from tissue paper to heavy-duty cardboard.
  • It's more plentiful than wood, easier to process & better for the environment
Tree Free Paper
Tree Free Hemp Paper

Practical Reasons to Choose Hemp Paper

  • It's perfect for artists - Rembrandt, Van Gogh & Gainsborough used hemp canvas with hemp oil paints
  • It's quick drying.
  • It can be recycled up to 80 times! For comparison, wood pulp paper can only be recycled around 3 times.
  • It works perfectly in both laser & inkjet printers
  • It lasts a very long time and is less prone to signs of ageing than wood pulp paper with less yellowing, cracking and deterioration.
  • It is highly versatile, and can be used to make everything from tissue paper through to heavy-duty cardboard.
  • It's more plentiful than wood, easier to process & better for the environment
Hemp Paper History

History of Hemp Paper

The earliest discoveries of hemp paper making come from China where the first coarse hemp paper was being made around 206 BCE, 200 years before Cai Lun (a Chinese eunuch court official) was credited with the invention of papermaking. By the 6th Century AD, hemp paper spread to Korea and Japan. It was another 700 years before hemp paper made its way over to Europe by way of the middle east. Hemp paper was the number one choice until the mid 19th century when wood pulp papermaking was developed.

Hemp Paper Facts

Hemp Paper Facts

The Magna Carta & the King James Bible are written on hemp

The first draft of the American Declaration of Independence was written on hemp.

Mark Twain's novels were written on hemp paper.

At one point, US dollar bills (specifically the 1914 $10 bill) were printed on paper that contained hemp.

The oldest known piece of paper is made from...guess what - HEMP

If this makes sense to you, then it's time to think WHY NOT HEMP?

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