Handmade Lokta Printer Paper

Handmade in the Himalayas
Handmade Vintage 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.

Tree-Free Paper
Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.
Natural Colors
Vegetable dyes used anciently and coveted for their distinctive colors.
Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.
Made For Inkjet and Laser Printers
8.5 x 11 Inch Handmade Printer Paper Like No Other

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.

thumb_01_60_60Packet of 25 Sheets

The 25 sheet packet is packaged in clear packaging with a wrap-around lokta paper label.
thumb_01_60_60Packet of 100 Sheets
The 100 sheet packet is fully packaged in a lokta paper wrap.
Nature’s Texture

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.

Natural Lokta Paper
Lokta printer paper, Natural color, is one of our most popular papers. 
New Colors with
Natural Dyes

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.

Natural Dye
The rich yellow color is derived from Natural Saffron, a traditional dying process dating back centuries in the Himalayas. Deep saffron color is often associated with sacrifice and a “quest for light.”
Natural Dye
Lokta paper with a beautiful light green color created from the natural sarne vegetable dye.
Natural Dye
The rich color is derived from the fruit of the Belerica tree, a traditional dying process dating back centuries.
Natural Dye
One of the oldest insect dyes comes from the resin from an insect called Kerria Lacca (Lac as in shellac) that attaches itself to Kusumbh and Tesu trees. 
Natural Dye
Madder Root
One of the oldest vegetable dyes in the world, used for centuries in Turkey, Iran, and India and is used to give the paper its distinctive color.
Natural Dye
The rich blue color is derived from natural indigo, a traditional dying process dating back centuries.
Help Support Talented Nepalese Artisans

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.

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