HOW TO BECOME A FRIEND OF THE WORLD SOCIETY?

Book under the microscope: Paper

The secret of making paper has been known since ancient times. The first paper was made in China and the secret of manufacturing was kept in the strictest confidence until the 8th century.

Book under the microscope: Paper

The legend says that when the Chinese troops invaded the territory of the Samarkand ruler Abu Muslim in the mid-8th century, the Samarkand troops put up fierce resistance to the invaders and defeated the foreigners. During the battle, many Chinese prisoners were captured, among whom were paper craftsmen. In exchange for their lives, they agreed to reveal the secret and set up paper production in Samarkand. From that moment until the 18th century, Samarkand became the Central Asian center for the production of mulberry-tree bark paper.

 

It is surprising that the centuries-old traditions of making this legendary paper have been preserved; now it is produced in the tourist village of Konigil, at the Meros paper factory located 13 kilometers from Samarkand. It was founded by the artisans Mukhtarovs brothers. Thanks to them, the factory was revived and established the production of paper in the ancient way; the technology was used long before the advent of paper machines. The main feature of this technology is manual labor, in which only natural raw materials are used. An ordinary sheet can be stored for 40 years and Samarkand paper is ten times longer - 400 years.

Book under the microscope: Paper

For the blue books from the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections series, matte coated paper is used, which is produced in Finland. 1 square meter of such paper weighs 135 grams.

 

The name is due to the fact that coated is a special layer that is applied to the paper base and does not allow paints to soak into the paper and spread. The ink dries quickly, the bleeding of the printed element is reduced, and due to this, the image becomes brighter and more attractive than on offset paper. The whiteness of the paper can reach 98% due to the coated layer.

Book under the microscope: Paper

Coated paper is characterized by density, strength and low absorbency. It is used wherever the presentability of the appearance of printed products is important. As a rule, this paper is denser than other varieties, and its price is higher, for example, offset.

Book under the microscope: Paper

How is it that the paper of our books is matte, but the pages are shiny? The glossy effect is already achieved during printing. A special varnish is applied to the sheet, giving the page a light, pleasant sheen. This is a protective dispersion varnish that protects the pages from damage and scratches.

 

For the front and back endpapers, a special design paper of a golden hue is used, which is made from the finest cellulose fibers. This is a premium type of paper that has a special texture or embossing, various types of coatings to give the product a non-standard visual and tactile sensation.

The book under the microscope: Where are our books printed?

The book under the microscope: Where are our books printed?

Read more...
The book under the microscope: book printing

The book under the microscope: book printing

Read more...
The Taliq script: "suspended" and official

The Taliq script: "suspended" and official

Read more...
The book under the microscope: Luxury squared

The book under the microscope: Luxury squared

Read more...
How to meet the Emir? Or the whole truth about Amir Timur's favorite musical instrument.

How to meet the Emir? Or the whole truth about Amir Timur's favorite musical instrument.

Read more...
How much money did Navoi have?

How much money did Navoi have?

Read more...
Book under the microscope: What does the book consist of?

Book under the microscope: What does the book consist of?

Read more...
What was Uzbekistan like in the middle of the 19th century? Everyone will have a unique chance to see exclusive rare pictures of cities, palaces and customs

What was Uzbekistan like in the middle of the 19th century? Everyone will have a unique chance to see exclusive rare pictures of cities, palaces and customs

Read more...
The book under the microscope: Paints and Gilding

The book under the microscope: Paints and Gilding

Read more...
AISAN STYLE SCRUBBLEDUB! LET’S CALL THE JUGS CORRECTLY!

AISAN STYLE SCRUBBLEDUB! LET’S CALL THE JUGS CORRECTLY!

Read more...
Health Secrets of AVICENNA

Health Secrets of AVICENNA

Read more...
BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS ON THE BOTTOM OF A PIALA. FIND OUT IF THERE ARE ANY MUSEUM RARITIES IN YOUR HOUSE?

BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS ON THE BOTTOM OF A PIALA. FIND OUT IF THERE ARE ANY MUSEUM RARITIES IN YOUR HOUSE?

Read more...
How were jewelers able to masterfully create cheap adornments which looked expensive?

How were jewelers able to masterfully create cheap adornments which looked expensive?

Read more...
Price for fabrics in medieval Uzbekistan: by selling only one curtain, it was possible to pay the entire land tax

Price for fabrics in medieval Uzbekistan: by selling only one curtain, it was possible to pay the entire land tax

Read more...
How was water sanctified and used to treat all diseases in Uzbekistan since ancient times?

How was water sanctified and used to treat all diseases in Uzbekistan since ancient times?

Read more...
Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections project has published 60 volumes of book-albums

Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections project has published 60 volumes of book-albums

Read more...
A book of memoirs about the "knight of archeology" Edward Rtveladze presented in Samarkand

A book of memoirs about the "knight of archeology" Edward Rtveladze presented in Samarkand

Read more...
A book devoted to the unique Uzbek collection from the Malaysian Al-Bukhari Foundation to be presented in Uzbekistan

A book devoted to the unique Uzbek collection from the Malaysian Al-Bukhari Foundation to be presented in Uzbekistan

Read more...
Book revealing main stages in cinema development to be published in Uzbekistan

Book revealing main stages in cinema development to be published in Uzbekistan

Read more...
Uzbekistan presents a book dedicated to the Uzbek Legacy in the museums of the Republic of Tatarstan

Uzbekistan presents a book dedicated to the Uzbek Legacy in the museums of the Republic of Tatarstan

Read more...
35 volumes of Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in World Collections series presented to Uzbek Academy of Sciences

35 volumes of Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in World Collections series presented to Uzbek Academy of Sciences

Read more...
Tanzilya Narbayeva, the President of the Senate of Uzbekistan presented the books of the project Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections

Tanzilya Narbayeva, the President of the Senate of Uzbekistan presented the books of the project Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections

Read more...
Masterpieces of cultural legacy of Uzbekistan described in 50 albums

Masterpieces of cultural legacy of Uzbekistan described in 50 albums

Read more...
Anniversary Congress of the World Society has summed up the results

Anniversary Congress of the World Society has summed up the results

Read more...
A volume on artifacts of the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan from private collections in the USA and Canada has been published

A volume on artifacts of the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan from private collections in the USA and Canada has been published

Read more...
Aziz Abduhakimov: project "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan" is a unique initiative

Aziz Abduhakimov: project "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan" is a unique initiative

Read more...
The exhibition "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" opened in the Museum of the History of the Temurids

The exhibition "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" opened in the Museum of the History of the Temurids

Read more...
Firdavs Abdukhalikov, "We must educate our youth"

Firdavs Abdukhalikov, "We must educate our youth"

Read more...
The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan project is preparing a grand event

The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan project is preparing a grand event

Read more...
The cultural legacy of Uzbekistan was presented in Paris

The cultural legacy of Uzbekistan was presented in Paris

Read more...
Dialogue of Cultures: the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan presented in Delhi

Dialogue of Cultures: the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan presented in Delhi

Read more...
Presentation of a series of books on the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan was held in Delhi

Presentation of a series of books on the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan was held in Delhi

Read more...
The author of the project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections" was awarded the "Mekhnat Shukhrati" Order

The author of the project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections" was awarded the "Mekhnat Shukhrati" Order

Read more...
Silk ikats from Bukhara in the center of St. Petersburg

Silk ikats from Bukhara in the center of St. Petersburg

Read more...
International Congress in St. Petersburg is ready to open

International Congress in St. Petersburg is ready to open

Read more...
An exhibition of manuscripts by Alisher Navoi was held in the Russian Library

An exhibition of manuscripts by Alisher Navoi was held in the Russian Library

Read more...
The museum of the history of religion in St. Petersburg is preparing an exhibition dedicated to Uzbekistan

The museum of the history of religion in St. Petersburg is preparing an exhibition dedicated to Uzbekistan

Read more...
What kind of congress will the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg be

What kind of congress will the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg be

Read more...
A virtual girl will dance in the St. Petersburg museum in honor of the opening of the congress

A virtual girl will dance in the St. Petersburg museum in honor of the opening of the congress

Read more...
The unique robe of the emir of Bukhara will be seen by the participants of the congress in St. Petersburg

The unique robe of the emir of Bukhara will be seen by the participants of the congress in St. Petersburg

Read more...
Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in German collections will be presented at the congress

Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in German collections will be presented at the congress

Read more...
Kamola Akilova about the congress: this is a great event for world culture

Kamola Akilova about the congress: this is a great event for world culture

Read more...
Elmira Gul on new albums from the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan series

Elmira Gul on new albums from the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan series

Read more...
On April 18, 2018, the International Round Table “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the UK Collections” was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in London.

On April 18, 2018, the International Round Table “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the UK Collections” was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in London.

Read more...
Navoi's lifetime manuscripts stored abroad can be seen in Uzbekistan

Navoi's lifetime manuscripts stored abroad can be seen in Uzbekistan

Read more...
The project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" will present a Roadmap

The project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" will present a Roadmap

Read more...
A forum on the great heritage of the past is being held in Tashkent

A forum on the great heritage of the past is being held in Tashkent

Read more...
Rtveladze: the whole world should know about the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan

Rtveladze: the whole world should know about the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan

Read more...
Tashkent will host the forum "Crossroads of Times: the great legacy of the past - the basis of an enlightened future"

Tashkent will host the forum "Crossroads of Times: the great legacy of the past - the basis of an enlightened future"

Read more...
Russian libraries and museums will receive a catalog of Uzbekistan's cultural legacy

Russian libraries and museums will receive a catalog of Uzbekistan's cultural legacy

Read more...
"Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" gathered world scientists in Tashkent and Samarkand

"Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan" gathered world scientists in Tashkent and Samarkand

Read more...
The project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in world collections" was presented in Tashkent

The project "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in world collections" was presented in Tashkent

Read more...
The project Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections presented in the capital

The project Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections presented in the capital

Read more...

Other news