Glossary of Paper Terms for Fountain Pen Users

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vatman In papermaking, this is the person who shakes the pulp on to the wire.
vellum Traditionally this was a writing surface made from the skin of a lamb, calf, or kid. Its characteristic is to be very white and finely textural. Today, papers which simulate these qualities are called vellum. The paper is often translucent and generally used for drafting. See also parchment.

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