On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the Jacob Jürgensen Paper Workshop was opened by Marit Ernst with a theoretical part on the history of paper.
You might think that the history of paper began in Egypt, where the ancient Egyptians created papyrus and parchment. However, the real beginning of paper comes from China. From there, the Chinese exported the newly invented creation around the world. Many countries have just as many different standards regarding the color that newsprint should have; in Asia, for example, a pure white paper is considered particularly valuable.
After the theory it was finally time for us trainees to get down to practical work. We were allowed to plunge into the paper hustle and bustle to follow the process pf paper production from start to finish ourselves.