Zerkall paper is the kind to turn to if you are after an excellent paper for printmaking techniques such as wood engraving, as well as for calligraphy and inks. The paper that Zerkall produce can also be used for book art, design and restoration.
Pure Quality Paper
This is paper of the very highest order. It is mould-made from part cotton rag and acid free. The Zerkall paper is then buffered with calcium carbonate to provide a resistance to aging. It should be no surprise to anyone who knows about this company that the paper is so painstakingly produced to such exacting standards.
Zerkall certainly are highly reliable when it comes to producing paper, as this is what they have been doing for over 90 years. They operate from a mill which is located in the beautiful valley of the river Kall in the hilly countryside south of the city of Dueren between Cologne and Aache, Germany. This mill itself has been in use since the 16th century, but it was the early 20th century which saw the premises begin to be used for paper production.
The mill was bought in 1903 by Gustav Renker for this purpose, and the Zerkall paper company is in fact still in the fourth generation of Renker family ownership today. It is this kind of integrity and history which almost seeps into the quality of the paper which is being produced by Zerkall at the moment.