PC4 Flax Paper Case

Our standard thick, tough sheet designed for paper case bindings. Made from raw flax cooked in lime without fermentation to provide maximum strength. We purposely leave this fiber long to give a finished sheet with both good tear resistance and high fold endurance. This paper is popular with book conservators and edition binders. Colors available in Natural, Yellow, Terracotta, Green, Blue, and Black.

Paper Weight & Quality

We strive to make all our paper of the highest quality and consistency. Due to the handmade nature of the paper there can sometimes be variations in color, weight, size and quality. Therefore all papers are classified by first, second, or broke quality and light, regular, or heavy weight. Samples in the specimen packet generally represent first quality, regular weight paper. Our regular weight paper is .018 – .022 inch thick for paper case.

Second quality sheets have minor defects, and up to 20% of the sheet may be unusable due to imperfections. Broke sheets have major defects (poor sheet formation, excessive knotting, poor couching, foreign matter) but may prove useful for dummy text blocks, practice or experimental work, collage, and other artistic projects.


To have more time to make paper and to spend less time filling orders, we have instituted a $100 minimum for direct orders. Please contact Talas (212) 219-0770 for all orders below this minimum.

For orders above $100, confirm availability of the paper(s) you want before you generate purchase orders or send payment; contact us by mail, email, or phone. Invocies may be paid by check, Mastercard, or Visa. International orders may be paid by international money order or credit card. For custom orders and orders over $200, we require a 50% deposit.

Paper Pricing

Paper Type 1st 2nd Broke
PC4 Natural 13.00 11.00 8.00
PC4 Colors 14.00 12.00 9.00

Additional Gelatin sizing + $2.00 per sheet

Hand Burnishing + $2.00 per sheet

Specimen sets are available by sending e-mail to Handmade Paper

We no longer stock 22"x30" Western papers or walnut dyed papers. Contact us for special orders.

Quantity Discounts (not available on custom orders):

  • 51–100 sheets 5% discount
  • 101–500 sheets 10% discount
  • 501+ sheets 15% discount

Domestic orders are shipped via FedEx:

Shipping Prices

$1 - 25 $25 - 100 $100+
8.00 10.00 15.00

5% sales tax is added to orders shipped to Iowa addresses. International Shipping – Contact us for a quote.