, but my understanding is that the paper mill, in Hong Kong, exports this paper to mutiple distributors in the UK (same product with 3 different brand names) and the US, where it is sold as Innova Fibre Gloss.
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Hong Kong eh?
I had been under the impression that Innova papers came from an English mill.
Not that it matters. It just raises a point about paper sources that are ambivalent when not coming from a recognised mill source, say Crane, Hahnemuhle, Lana, Magnani, St Cuthberts etc.
With Innova, BreathingColor and house brands sources are difficult to determine , and in some cases (not, in my experience, the two companies mentioned), sources and quality control may vary.
This type of "third party" supplier can be an advantage where suppliers source excellent papers from one source and coatings from another. Some mills , that I will not name , produce fine paper but have not yet embraced appropriate coating technologies for digital printing. Everyone is working on it and I may not be able to make that comment in a couple of years. On the other hand there are some quite poor papers. One I have tested, not from any of the sources mentioned, has shown very rapid yellowing , due I suspect to use of cheap, poor quality optical brightening agents, but there could be a myriad of other reasons.
Finding out where papers come from has more value as a fun detective exercise than anything else, but I would not mind knowing where the cotton or wood that makes up the paper is sourced.
Most paper mills are now situated in countries with limited alpha cellulose resources.
I wonder how long it will be before Burmese rainforest timber ends up in some fine art paper?
Most fine art papers are cotton , but that opens another bag of worms.
Means of production is a no go area in our globalised world , but I just like to know where things come from. I can then make my choices.