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© Ludwig Hobl junior und Ludwig Hobl Senior
© Ludwig Hobl junior und Ludwig Hobl Senior

Ludwig Hobl

Ludwig Hobl Paper worker
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00
+43 761720056
© Ludwig Hobl Jun

The secrets of papermaking

  • • Ludwig opened his workshop in 2010
  • • He won the crafts award of Upper Austria in 2011
  • • His stationery is produced just like 200 years ago

Ludwig Hobl and his family perpetuate the artistry of handmade paper using ancient manual methods that were rendered obsolete when the first papermaking machine was invented in 1798. With Ludwig as head of production, the Hobls do every step themselves: creating and building the mould for individual watermarks, an essential component of an holistic approach to papermaking, as well as developing new formulas for the paper pulp. Their handmade paper is usually made from cotton, is acid free and age resistant. Every single piece is unique, characterised by its deckle edge – which means an edge that is rough cut. The Hobls specialise in creating shadow watermarks, a demanding technique that is mastered by only very few European paper artisans.

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