Specially treated calfskin, kidskin, or lambskin used like paper for printing and calligraphy, and sometimes used for binding. The most common material used in medieval manuscripts, it is generally seen today only in a very few luxurious books published by fine presses.
(1) A type of transparent paper, used by architects (blueprints are made from vellums) and artists. (2) A finish. As in an offset with a vellum finish. A vellum finish is not as smooth (has more tooth) when compared to a wove finish.
A very durable support prepared from the skin of a sheep, goat, or calf. The term is often used interchangeably with "parchment." Artists sometimes use a type of imitation vellum made from specially treated paper whose smooth surface was similar to the real thing.
The word has the same origin as veal or veau in French ( vitellus in Latin), and is the writing surface made from cow skin. Vellum was originally defined as a high-quality parchment made from calves' skins. Today, however, some authorities use the terms vellum and parchment interchangeably.
Vellum can refer to the following: 1. A term used for translucent paper (the more common of the terms). 2. A slightly rough, "natural" paper finish. 3. Sometimes refers to social and personal stationery.
a type of transparent paper on which the drawings are printed which allows the purchaser to have the blueprints made as required or have the drawings copied onto and erasable paper in order to make changes to the drawings
a thin specially treated untanned "leather" from calf skin, also known as parchment (high quality parchment from calf skin is called vellum; general quality parchment is made from calf, goat or sheep skin) which is used for documents and for book bindings.
Vellum is made from wood and cotton pulp like most paper. The difference being is that vellum is specially treated to give it a transparent look. It is referred to as the clear sheets or â€œsee throughâ€ paper. It comes in a variety of colors and can be embossed or have a pattern. Itâ€(tm)s great for computer printing and layering over opaque papers.
A vellum finish has an eggshell appearance and is consistent and even but not as much as a smooth finish. Vellum is one of the most popular uncoated finishes and paper with this finish has a high ink absorbency rate.