Hundreds of years ago, deckle edges were unavoidable. It was simply how papers were made. In the mould, the paper pulp would get caught between the screen and the fence (deckle). The result would be four edges with a thin and irregular shape.
Modern paper making with machines and rolls eliminated the deckle edge. But, the old ways die hard. Deckle edges became popular and survive today as speciality papers and in old process hand made papers.
We currently carry ILFORD GALERIE Tesuki-Washi EchiZen 110gsm, and we’re testing two more paper options that may make it into our line-up.
If you think your images may benefit from being printed on a handcrafted sheet with a deckle edge, we’re happy to carry an option for you.