Glossary of Paper Terms for Fountain Pen Users

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This glossary by B. H. Bentzman is included here with the author’s kind permission.

I have attempted to collect words concerning paper that might be of use to fountain pen users; and, in an attempt to emulate other scholars, I have as often as not plagiarized from other glossaries. This is a living glossary and I will consider any new inclusions, or for that matter deletions.


Xuanquanzhi Ruins located in Dunhuang, a once important city on the Silk Road in China's Gansu Province, and where archeologist may have found the earliest record of papermaking dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 24 A. D.).

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