Gmund, Germany – May 2012
Paper culture since 1829
A short flight from Cologne to Munich, a 90 minute limousine ride down to the foothills of the Bavarian Alps to visit the Gmund. Special thanks to our expert guide and german interpreter Herbert Eibach for allowing us to experience many aspects of his cultural and paper heritage.
The tour commenced in the paper museum where we hand made paper using traditional techniques. Followed by inspection of the pulping, paper machines, reel storage, converting, embossing, sheeting, quality control and sample department. We were also privileged to visit the paper laboratory to meet with the Stephan Treske, Technical Director and discuss ways to further develop the Gmund Cotton paper range for letterpress.