Timeline of Paper

  • Jan 1, 1122

    Rag (Cotton) Paper

    Rag (Cotton) Paper
    Made using rags, diapers, cloth. So far is the longest lasting form of paper.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Laid Paper

    Laid Paper
    Type of paper having a ribbed texture imparted by the manufacturing proces.
  • Wove Paper

    Wove Paper
    Uniform surface, not ribbed or watermarked. The papermaking mould's wires run parallel to each other to produce laid paper, but they are woven together into a fine wire mesh for wove paper
    Made in mid 1700's
  • Wood Pulp Paper

    Wood Pulp Paper
    Lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibres from wood, fibre crops or waste paper.
  • First "Paper"

    First "Paper"
    China was the first to make "paper" paper using plants as the material. They kept it to themselves until some of their papermakers were captured by their enemies approx. 500 years after they made it.
  • Parchment

    Parchment
    Made from animal skins, it may have been used before date provided.
    2450 BCE
    (For some reason having a date before the common era is impossible)
  • Use of Papyrus

    Use of Papyrus
    Used by Egyptains to write on. Made from the Papyrus plants. Could have been made and used before date provided.
    3000 BCE
    (For some reason having a date before the common era is impossible)