A fine kind of parchment, usually made from calfskin, and rendered clear and white, -- used as for writing upon, and for binding books.
A deluxe type of parchment made from calfskin. The very finest was made from fetal calfskin.
Calf skin used for binding and parchments
Specially treated calfskin, kidskin, or lambskin used like paper for printing and calligraphy, and sometimes used for binding. The most common material used in medieval manuscripts, it is generally seen today only in a very few luxurious books published by fine presses.
Traditionally the skin of calves, cows, goats or sheep prepared for writing.
A toothy surface, relatively absorbent for good ink penetration.
A fine, smooth, off-white material used for printing. Originally produced from calfskin.
The skin of a cow or calf used as a writing material.
(1) A type of transparent paper, used by architects (blueprints are made from vellums) and artists. (2) A finish. As in an offset with a vellum finish. A vellum finish is not as smooth (has more tooth) when compared to a wove finish.
A paper surface that is finely textural. Vellum is also used to designate heavy weight, translucent drawing of drafting papers.
A very durable support prepared from the skin of a sheep, goat, or calf. The term is often used interchangeably with "parchment." Artists sometimes use a type of imitation vellum made from specially treated paper whose smooth surface was similar to the real thing.
an uncoated paper finish that is fairly even, but not quite as even as a smooth finish. Vellum is probably the most popular finish for uncoated paper. see also finish, uncoated paper
Designates a strong, toothy paper finish.
Calf skin, treated and prepared so that it can be used as a surface for writing.
A form of parchment made from the skins of very young lambs, goats, or calves.
Paper type with a rough finish and is heavier than standard bond.
Treated calfskin; a fine parchment.
A somewhat rough, toothy, almost pebbly finish.
The word has the same origin as veal or veau in French ( vitellus in Latin), and is the writing surface made from cow skin. Vellum was originally defined as a high-quality parchment made from calves' skins. Today, however, some authorities use the terms vellum and parchment interchangeably.
A rough, porous-finished but durable paper stock, used primarily for covers.
Vellum can refer to the following: 1. A term used for translucent paper (the more common of the terms). 2. A slightly rough, "natural" paper finish. 3. Sometimes refers to social and personal stationery.
Specially treated calf-skin used for bindings, writing or printing on.
A high quality writing material in ancient times, usually made from the skins of calves or antelopes.
a heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment
fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
a type of transparent paper on which the drawings are printed which allows the purchaser to have the blueprints made as required or have the drawings copied onto and erasable paper in order to make changes to the drawings
A thin sheet of calf skin, de-greased and treated, used for binding or printing on.
A finish of paper that is somewhat bulky and is slightly rough.
A very ink-absorbent paper with a slightly rough surface.
Eggshell like finish on paper.
A prepared and treated flexible sheet derived from animal dermis. Used for writing and binding.
Translucent papers available in plain or patterned designs. Very popular in the creation of wedding stationery.
Leaves / pages made of prepared skins of calfs, lambs, or other such animals, used for writting, or printing. Vellum is also used for book covers. [Back to the Top
A fine calfskin used for writing or book manufacture (used for most ancient manuscripts).
Generic term used to refer to the archive copy of an Act of Parliament produced on Calfskin Vellum (Vellum is the name given to calf skin).
A very fine sheet of calf, lamb, deer or kid skin (or parchment) specially prepared for writing upon or illuminating.
similar to parchment.
An opaque, smooth-finish, sumptuous paper. Other companies may use this term to refer to parchment paper (see above).
A smooth writing paper resembling very fine parchment. Comes in a variety of colors.
A thin sheet of specially prepared leather used for writing, printing, or as a binding material; considered superior in quality to parchment.
Fine parchment made from burnished calf, kid or lamb skin. Vellum tends to be harder than other parchments.
a highly durable treated calf skin of a natural creamy colour.
A finish of paper that is rough, bulky and has a degree of tooth.
writing membrane made from animal skin; may also be termed parchment
paper with a translucent, frosted appearance and a smooth finish.
Treated skin of a calf used as a writing material, also used to describe a thick creamy, translucent book paper often used for overlays.
a thin specially treated untanned "leather" from calf skin, also known as parchment (high quality parchment from calf skin is called vellum; general quality parchment is made from calf, goat or sheep skin) which is used for documents and for book bindings.
Fine parchment-like paper used for drawings for reproduction.
Translucent paper. Tends to give projects an elegant appearance.
Stiff, translucent paper available in clear, colored, printed or embossed; gives a delicate, arty look to scrapbook pages. Close Window
Originally a particularly fine and strong writing material made from calfskin; now any parchment with these qualities is referred to as vellum
Parchment prepared from calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin, used for writing manuscripts or binding books.
Vellum is a paper with a rich, smooth finish paper.
The skin of calf, kid or lamb prepared for writing or printing.
Lightweight, translucent paper offered in a variety of plain, colored, printed, and textured styles. Ideal for dry embossing, layering, or creating overlays.
Term usually applied to a paper finish that exhibits a toothy surface which is very similar to eggshell or antique finishes. A vellum finish is relatively absorbent to provide good ink penetration.
Vellum is made from wood and cotton pulp like most paper. The difference being is that vellum is specially treated to give it a transparent look. It is referred to as the clear sheets or â€œsee throughâ€ paper. It comes in a variety of colors and can be embossed or have a pattern. Itâ€(tm)s great for computer printing and layering over opaque papers.
A light-weight, translucent paper.
a paper made from stretched deer skin used before wood based paper materials were developed
Vellum is a paper with a rich, smooth finish.[ | FAQ Index
a paper finish that makes the paper strong, toothy, and absorbent.
A thin sheet of specially prepared skin of calf, lamb, or kid used for writing or printing, or for the cover.
Vellum paper is frosted and translucent. It is often layered over cards to add an extra touch of luxury.
Finish Natural or machine finish, like antique or eggshell.
prepared animal skin used to make a manuscript
A vellum finish has an eggshell appearance and is consistent and even but not as much as a smooth finish. Vellum is one of the most popular uncoated finishes and paper with this finish has a high ink absorbency rate.
Fine parchment made from calf, lamb or kid skin used for the pages and binding of early books.
Calfskin (with the hair removed) that has been soaked, limed and dried under tension, not tanned like leather.
A lightweight, translucent paper available in a variety of colours.
Vellum (from the Old French VÃ©lin, for "calfskin"http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=vellum Online Etymological Dictionary) is a sort of parchment, a material for the pages of a book or codex, characterized by its thin, smooth, durable properties. Strictly speaking, vellum should only be made from calf-skin, but the term early on was used for the best quality of parchment regardless of the animal from which the skin came. There is also modern imitation "vellum" made out of cotton, although a small amount of true vellum is still made.