The skill of watermarking paper was a major attribute of Stowford Paper Mill.
Throughout the mill’s 226 year history, its ability to provide high quality watermarks elevated its reputation and provided business opportunities worldwide. In the later years, having its own design and manufacturing capability greatly assisted the development and improvement of watermarking.
With its ability to manufacture small quantities of paper, enterprises of any size were able to contemplate the use of bespoke watermarked stationery. In the security paper sector, the provision of high quality watermarks enabled the mill to participate in high profile projects and indeed ‘world stage’ events.
Whilst the principle uses of watermarks are to bring identity to business stationery and provide authenticity to security documents, Stowford Mill used them in a variety of other applications.
Products ranged from light weight and soft feel laid watermarked diamond wrapping paper, for a leading Antwerp dealer, watermarked wine bottle labels for French producers, bespoke watermarked diary paper, one for a prestigious London based manufacturer, through to textured watermark picture mount paper which was laminated to card.