Red iron oxide pigment is added to the flax before sheetforming. The paper is then coated with several layers of walnut dye. The final color is somewhat like the red-brown of bricks on a rainy day.
Sheets are formed on either an 18" x 24" or a 22" x 30" mould. Since we loft dry the paper, some shrinkage does occur. The paper may shrink up to an inch in each direction.