R U C K E R S    P A P E R S

Designs made from wood blocks

hand cut by Grant O’Brien

 

Catalogue of the available Ruckers papers.

Prices of hand-printed Ruckers papers

How to pay for the Ruckers papers you have ordered

Laying the papers

Hints on laying the Ruckers 'silk' paper (O'Brien Type 1)

Hints on decorating the papers after they are laid.

The 'Vermeer' paper (O'Brien Type 15)

 

 Standard weight (80 - 100gm/m²) machine-printed papers

2017  PRICES

 

            The customer is kindly asked to work out from the spaces on the instrument how many of the strips or sheets are required.  Please then e-mail your order giving the number of strips of each paper type to:

johnny.bell@claviantica.com

We will then work out the total cost including postage and packing and let you know the details of how payment can be made.  Please let us know where to ship the papers and whether you would like them sent by standard post (air mail is standard outwith the UK - air mail is reliable and fast) or by express courier (much more expensive and only marginally faster).

            Aside from the cost of the laborious task of cutting the blocks from which these papers were made, the major intrinsic cost arises from the cost of the acid free hand-made rag paper onto which the patterns are printed.  This paper is now made by only a few firms in Europe, and was made for us especially for the printing of these papers.  It has a low coefficient of expansion with wetting, it resists abrasion when rubber erasers are used on it to remove pencil guide marks, it is well sized so that ink and paint used on it will not bleed into the fibres of the paper and, like all acid-free hand made paper, it will not discolour nor become brittle with age.  It also has the a similar thickness and weight to the original Flemish papers.

            The numbering of the papers in the catalogue of papers and the price list list below refer to the numbers given to the patterns in my book Ruckers.  A harpsichord and virginal building tradition (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990; reprint Cambridge, 2008) pages 128-144.

            The prices below are for machine-printed papers.  A small stock of hand-printed papers is still available of some of the paper types at a somewhat higher cost.  If these are available for the paper types that you have ordered and you would like these PLEASE SPECIFY THAT YOU WANT HAND-PRINTED PAPERS.  There is only a limited quantity of the hand-printed papers remaining and these will NOT be reprinted.

 

            For a larger image of the wood-block pattern, click on the image given under 'Whole or partial sample'.

 

Paper type

Whole or partial sample

Price

O'Brien Type 1 - the 'silk' pattern

Dimensions:  368mm x 249mm

£16.07 per sheet

O'Brien Type 3 - the white dolphin pattern

Dimensions:  361mm long x 131-177mm wide

£13.01 per strip

O'Brien Type 4 - the black dolphin pattern

Dimensions:  356mm long x 128-191mm wide

£13.01 per strip

O'Brien Type 5

Dimensions:  373mm long x 74-88mm wide

£9.01 per strip

O'Brien Type 5a

Dimensions:  377mm long x 79-93mm wide

£9.01 per strip

O'Brien Type 7

Dimensions:  386mm long x 38-44mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Type 7 reverse

Dimensions:  386mm long x 38-44mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Type 9

Dimensions:  370mm long x 24-32mm wide

£4.20 per strip

O'Brien Type 13

Dimensions:  376mm lone x 33-42mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Type 14

Dimensions:  375mm long x 33-38mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Type 15

Dimensions:  402mm long x 158-175mm wide

***See below

£12.14 per strip

O'Brien Type 16

Dimensions:  384mm long x 32-44mm wide

£5.00 per strip

O'Brien Type 16 reverse

Dimensions:  382mm long x 32-44mm wide

£5.00 per strip

O'Brien Type 21

Dimensions:  378mm long x 132-139mm wide

£7.30 per strip

O'Brien Type 22

Dimensions:  378mm long x 132-138mm wide

£7.30 per strip

O'Brien Type 24

Dimensions:  360mm long x 47 - 57mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Pellegrino 1

Dimensions:  365mm x 35-49mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Pellegrino 2

Dimensions:  342 mm long x 53-63mm wide

£7.26 per strip

O'Brien Pellegrino 3

Dimensions:  343mm long x 55-68mm wide

£7.26 per strip

***The price of this paper includes extra border patterns of this design to use along the ends of the main central pattern when used on virginal front flaps.  See The 'Vermeer' paper (O'Brien Type 15),

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Catalogue of the available hand-made Ruckers papers.

Prices of hand-printed Ruckers papers

How to pay for the Ruckers papers you have ordered

Laying the papers

Hints on laying the Ruckers 'silk' paper (O'Brien Type 1)

Hints on decorating the papers after they are laid.

The 'Vermeer' paper (O'Brien Type 15)

Drawings are available some of which show how to decorate the papers after laying

Harpsichord-making woods for sale

The Ruckers book has been re-published by CUP.  Buy a copy signed by the author

 

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