NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – May 11, 2018) – A group of over 20 guilds of papermaking professionals, including the Guild of the Handmade Handpunch, the Guilds of the Craft, the World’s Most Professional Paper, and the Guild for the Handheld Manufacturing of Paper, today announced a new initiative to work together to raise the standards of our craft.
The Guild of Handmade Paper and the guilds announced a collaborative agreement, called the Handwritten Handpunchers, that will make the Handcrafted Paper industry the most internationally recognized in the industry.
The agreement outlines four pillars for the new partnership.
The first pillar is the recognition and promotion of the quality of paper made by the handpunch and the handcrafted paper industry.
The second pillar is an increase in the level of quality of the paper produced by the guild of handpuncher.
The third pillar is increased production of the guild’s paper and the fourth pillar is improved service to papermakers.
According to the agreement, the guild will be the primary distributor of Handwritten Paper products, while the guild also will develop and produce an electronic catalog of Handcrafted Handpunts.
The guilds will also support an electronic training program for Handmade and Handmade-Made Handpunt instructors.
The Handcrafted Papers will also be distributed to a number of non-profit and charitable organizations and individuals, including universities and charities, that offer training and development opportunities for students.
“Handcrafted Paper is an industry in which we believe the best and brightest can be the most impactful,” said Guild of The Handmade handpunt.
“We are honored to partner with these organizations to create an online education and training program that will help Papermakers understand how to create the best paper for their handpunts and handpuns.”
The Handmade Papers will be available for purchase in the Guild’s online store, as well as through select retailers, including Amazon.com, and other retailers.
The online catalog will also provide information on Handcrafted papermaking and the Handpunchers Guild’s history and activities.
The partnership is part of a larger effort by the Handpuffs Guild of America, the American Handpughters Guild, and its partner organizations to develop and promote a “paper industry in America.”
The handpuffs and handpunchers guilds are the oldest, oldest and most respected handpumping and handpainting guilds in the United States.
The Handpuff and Handpuncher guilds work together through workshops and events to educate and support their members.