The paper, invented by Cai Lun in second century of B.C., has been one of the biggest factors in the development of cultures over the years. Paper consumption is increasing in parallel with this development, but the need for paper raises many problems. The main basis of these problems is the destruction of forests, the triggering and emergence of environmental problems such as air pollution and natural disasters. In addition, with the increasing need for paper consumption in the world, it has revealed the risk of decreasing natural resources such as straw and cotton, as well as wood, which is the source of cellulose used in paper production. As a solution to this, the producers have begun to turn to the used paper source. In this sense, recycling is frequently used to recycle used papers. The prevalence of useage area puts the paper among the products with high social and economic effects. However, due to its nature, paper cannot be procured from nature as a substance that can be directly utilized, it emerges from different raw materials and in different ways with human labor and knowledge. Acidiferous substances and hard water used in the production of paper have shortened the life of the paper. Especially in calligraphy and marbling art, the quality of the paper directly affects the quality of the work to be built. For this reason, artists prefer traditional hand-made papers that are good and low in acid and can last for many years or even centuries. In this study, traditional handmade acid-free paper production will be explained in the sample of the project of Düzce University Calligraphy and Marbling Art Paper Production with Traditional Methods and a comprehensive analysis will be presented on its method and benefits. As a result, traditional paper production will be encouraged in calligraphy and marbling art, where paper affects the quality of the work. In this sense, it is thought that the study will contribute to the field of art, ecology and cultural studies.
Keywords: Paper, paper production, traditional handmade paper production, acid-free paper, art