Renaissance papermaker’s chop marks

  While searching for some reference material on  chop marks (the symbols that papermaker’s would emboss into the  papers to identify themselves)  I stumbled onto this incredible group of Renaissance  marks:

Antiquated Italian papermaker's chop marks

    I’m printing some of my some of my images  in platinum/palladium and cyanotype onto heavy, handmade, watercolour paper and I want a chop mark. These old Italian marks give me a point of departure in the design of my own. Truly amazing that these even exist and that I was able to access them so quickly. Sometimes I let the internet be my friend.

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