Animacules Paper - Crimson
Cambridge Imprint is a small paper-making business in Cambridge, England, designing and printing patterned paper. It is known for beautiful colours, joyful illustration and typography, a lively, hand-drawn aesthetic, and meticulous attention to detail.
Using simple hand-stencilled screen-printing to create original designs, Cambridge Imprint employ spot-colour lithography to replicate the studio process in manufacturing the final paper product. The result is a matte paper of unparalleled intensity and clarity of colour, not to mention quality!
Animalcules is an original Cambridge Imprint design, a simpler one-colour version of our ‘Milky Way’ design, which is itself loosely based on an eighteenth-century French domino paper. Here only the base colour is printed, and at a much smaller scale, to create a simple and very pretty paper that is particularly suitable for book-binding and other projects that require a regular small motif. The name is van Leeuwenhoek’s term for the tiny life-forms that he was the first person ever to see, looking at pond-water using the microscope that he invented in the late seventeenth century.
Cambridge Imprint paper is printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are kind to the environment. Each sheet is printed in one or two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm stock to create a high-quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel to it.
Each sheet measures 50 cm x 70 cm.