Noble materials

Des matières nobles

Within Atelier Dugrip-Picard-Jacomet, everything is crafted by hand. Even paper is handmade.

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Woodblock just engraved.

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Inked block on the Miehle press. Drawing by Robert Combas.


Two mills handcraft the cotton paper sheets for the Atelier, the Moulin de Vallis Clausa, located in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, and the Moulin de Brousse in Brousses-et-Villaret, in Aude. At the mill, artists can directly get involved in the production of the paper that will be used in the printing of their estampes (woodblock print). They can also customise the pa- per by selecting the materials used to produce it.



Woodblocks are made of pearwood from Savoie, veneered on a Finish birch core. Thanks to the fine and dense pearwood grain and its extremely homogenous structure, the draw- ing is reproduced with great finesse. The maximum available format is 50x70cm.



The atelier only uses letterpress inks.


The Miehle


The workshop currently holds four typographic presses:

  • One Miehle press from 1911
  • Two Heidelberg presses (one OFMI press, platen model, and one KSBA roller press) [model to be specified]
  • A FAG Swiss Proof 52 press




Two Heidelberg presses