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Date Tue Mar-06-12 04:52 PM
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There is such a thing as hemp paper, but it is generally tougher, coarser paper. Brown paper, "kraft" paper, that sort of thing. I'm sure you could make a paper suitable for printing on - and writing on - out of hemp, but it would take more work. You'd have to break the fibers down more. Rag paper is really the way to go.

As far as making paper from grass during World War Two, I can't say for certain what they were using, but I wonder, were they perhaps reeds, and not grass? That seems more likely to me. And there were shortages of wood for paper, so they might have been using a different pulp than they did before and after the war. Yes, you could make paper out of grass - but it isn't going to be very strong or durable paper. Which, of course, is exactly what a lot of wartime paper was like... Just look up any book printed during the war years, and you should see a noticeable difference in the quality of the paper. (Although paperbacks in the 1950s used awful paper as well, for reasons I'm less sure of.)

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Why Authors Are Cursed [View all] , zette, Sat Mar-03-12 11:51 PM
  RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Michael E. Walston, Mar 05th 2012, #1
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, zette, Mar 05th 2012, #2
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Wandering Author, Mar 05th 2012, #3
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, magic seeker, Mar 05th 2012, #4
      RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Wandering Author, Mar 05th 2012, #5
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Weird Jim, Mar 05th 2012, #6
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Wandering Author, Mar 06th 2012 #8
      RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Weird Jim, Mar 06th 2012, #9
           RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Wandering Author, Mar 06th 2012, #10
                RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Weird Jim, Mar 07th 2012, #11
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, gilroy, Mar 06th 2012, #7
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, Chevaliersg, Mar 10th 2012, #12
RE: Why Authors Are Cursed, SaharaD, Mar 19th 2012, #13

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