ORIGINAL CROWN MILL
'The most distinguished paper in the world.' Original Crown Mill certainly is distinguished and recognised for their deep rooted history in paper and today offers one of the most extensive and refined paper collections in the world.
Produced in Brussels, Belgium, Original Crown Mill carefully manufacture beautiful 'laid' papers - the gold standard in the world of traditional paper. Recognisable with its lightly straited paper and unmistakeable water mark. Laid paper, cotton paper, smooth paper and linen paper finishes are all available in a variety of paper and envelope sizes.
And in 2020 Original Crown Mill obtained the prestigious and sustainable FSC certification with the launch of a wide range of 100% recycled raw paper products. Find out more.
Industry experts since 1856
The gold standard in the world of traditional paper. Lightly striated, this timeless paper is ideal for all traditional correspondence such as personalised stationery, social invitations, etc.
Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton paper has a natural, soft, felt finish that will bring an air of uncommon excellence to all your correspondence.
Vellum paper has a smooth natural matte surface, uniform colour and durable weight. Contemporary in style, it assures a flawless finish on all your communication.
The linen paper remains a staple of Original Crown Mill's classic range. Thanks to its simple lining structure it brings a very real quality to all your correspondence.
HISTORY OF CROWN MILL
The history of Crown Mill has its roots in the modernist spirit of the Renaissance. It all started in 1478 when Emperor Maximilian permitted the monks of La Hulpe Monastery in Belgium to build a mill on the banks of a tiny river known as the Argentine. Two centuries later, on the orders of King Charles II, this water mill became the Royal Mill for the production of writing paper. 1870 saw the arrival on the scene of founder, Frédéric Pelletier.
Frédéric opened a factory for writing paper and envelopes in Brussels, ordering from the Royal Mill a laid paper which was an authentic copy of the original handmade paper... And so "Original Crown Mill" was born.