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linen pattern

Linenizing

Linenizing is the process of impressing a linen-like pattern onto the surface of paper, cloth or other malleable substance.

Linenizing is most frequently done on paper products and its use on paper products goes back to the early part of the 20th century.

Process

A paper roll is threaded between two hard rollers, usually made from steel. One or both of the steel rollers has a linen pattern engraved on it. As the nip pressure between the two hard rollers increases, the pattern from the engraved roller(s) is pressed into the paper. The end result is a pattern that looks like a linen table cloth or linen dress.

Various patterns and depths of those patterns have been developed throughout the years. Generally, the pattern is a series of vertical and horizontal lines with distances varying between those lines.

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