The sixteenth-century Philotheite scribe, Gabriel of Kallioupolis (Gallipoli), for example, brushed a glaze onto the papers he used before he assembled his books, in order to prepare the pages for his extensive illumination.
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(Read on, for .) While this archive includes prints of some examples of Arabic paper, it is primarily watermarked papers which will be found here.European paper was made in a rectangular mold something like a tray, consisting of a frame (deckle) which determined the size of the paper, and a bottom made of a wire mesh.
(This could be back-breaking work for the laborer in the paper factory, for the mold full of paper pulp was heavy, and the larger the sheet of paper, the heavier.) As the remaining liquid in the pulp drained out through wire mesh, the pattern of the mesh was imprinted in the paper as thin spots which remain visible today when the paper is held up to the light.| |From the thirteenth century on, Greek manuscripts were written increasingly on watermarked paper imported from Italy, and soon from other sources in Western Europe.