Ever try G Lalo stationery products? I’m particularly fond of the Verge paper. Verge has the look and feel of handmade paper- even the grid of parallel translucent lines (“vergeures”) made as the paper was laid to dry. Once upon a time, Verge was made by hand in huge vats but today, we make the same paper according to traditional methods, but with modern techniques. Most of the paper used in G. Lalo stationery is made at Papierfabriek Schut in the Netherlands.
Established in 1618 during the Golden Age of Dutch Masters, the “De Veentjes” paper mill was located in the Veluwe region of the Netherlands. The rapid currents of the Heelsum brook were used to operate the mill. In 1710 the Schut family bought the mill and continued to make quality papers for almost three hundred years. In 1998 the mill was acquired by Papeteries de Clairefontaine.
Though the machinery is modern, the mill still radiates a traditional atmosphere, applying the same degree of still and care in paper-making as it did in historic times. The quality of its paper has enabled the mill to prosper over the centuries. Once, one of many small paper mills in the Veluwe area, Papierfabriek Schut is the only specialty grade producer that still remains.