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|dandy roll||In papermaking, when paper is made by machine, this is an open cylinder of a wire mesh which smooths the wet pulp and leaves a watermark and laid finished.|
|daphne||A plant native to Nepal and the Himalayas from which the fibers are derived for hand papermaking. The plant, in a former life, was a nymph trying to avoid Apollo's hot pursuit.|
|deckle||A wooden frame that is fitted over a tray providing a raised edge to prevent the watery paper pulp from running off. It governs sheet size and leaves a deckled edge.|
These are beautiful feathery edges that appear on all four sides of handmade paper, but on only two sides of mould-made paper. It results from a small amount of pulp becoming trapped between the edges of the deckle and the mould during papermaking. It is possible to simulate a deckle edge in machine-made papers by a special device which cuts the sheets with a stream of water while still the paper is still wet. Deckle edge must not be confused with scalloped edge. Shown below is a handmade envelope with a deckle edge. See also Dutch, scalloped edge.
|demy||A size of writing paper 15" × 20" or 151∕2" × 20" in Britain, 16" × 21" in the U.S.|
|diploma||This is a fine paper specifically intended for the printing of — you guessed it — diplomas.|
|DL envelope||The standard international business envelope, 110 mm × 220 mm. See also No. 10 envelope.|
|downcycling||When cellulose fibers are recycled, they deteriorate and become contaminated. Progressive deterioration lowers the quality of newly formed products. See also recycled paper.|
|Dutch||Any deckle edged paper produced in the Netherlands. See also deckle edge.|
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