Handmade Lokta Printer Paper
Participate in a 1,000-year-old tradition in paper making with our Handmade Lokta Paper. Tree-free lokta paper is the perfect alternative to modern-processed papers.
Lokta paper is made by spreading pulp fibers from the Lokta bush over boxed screens which are set out to dry in the Himalayan sunshine.
Lokta paper has a unique feel to it sometimes compared to a fabric-like paper. The paper works with traditional laser and ink-jet printers and measures 8.5 x 11 inches.
Printing on Lokta paper is almost like stepping back in time and handling an important document. It’s perfect for printing and for crafts, hobbies, special occasions as well as for use in scrapbooking and origami.
Packet of 25 Sheets
Lokta Paper has a natural texture to it due to the hand-crafting process. Flecks from the outer bark can be seen in the paper making each page unique and special and giving it that antique paper look and feel.
Two sides exist for each page. One side is relatively smooth where the paper formed against the boxed screen. You can even see the tiny crisscross pattern created by the screen. The reverse side has a natural texture to it, and is the “sun-kissed” side.
Increasingly, creatives are turning to vegetable or natural dyes as opposed to synthetic. We’re pleased to offer in addition to the Natural (non-dyed) Lokta printer paper, new vegetable-dyed papers.
Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000 year old tradition in Nepali paper making and helping to support the artisans that keep this tradition alive today.