Cotton, Not Wood.
The understated quality and luxury of Crane & Co. paper is derived from the simple purity of cotton. Our papers are made from recovered cotton that comes from textile industry waste by-products.
Cotton fibers are naturally whiter, brighter and more durable and permanent than wood fibers. The beauty of cotton is that it contains very little lignin (the compound that makes tree trunks sturdy) and is alpha-cellulose. This means it requires very little bleaching.
CRANE’S CREST® and CRANE’S BOND® Papers
100% cotton, tree-free and recognized to be the best. Writing and text weights are laser and ink-jet guaranteed.
CRANE’S LETTRA® Papers
100% cotton, tree-free and designed to maximize letterpress imprinting.