Original Crown Mill


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The most distingushed paper in the world.

The history of Crown Mill has its roots in the modernist spirit of the Renaissance. It all started in 1478 when Emperor Maximilian permitted the monks of La Hulpe Monastery in Belgium to build a mill on the banks of a tiny river known as the Argentine. Two centuries later, on the orders of King Charles II, this water mill became the Royal Mill for the production of writing paper. 1870 saw the arrival on the scene of our founder, Frédéric Pelletier.

He opened a factory for writing paper and envelopes in Brussels, ordering from the Royal Mill a laid paper which was an authentic copy of the original handmade paper. And so "Original Crown Mill" was born.

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The four paper qualities


Crown Mill laid paper


The gold standard in the world of traditional paper. Lightly striated, this timeless paper is ideal for all traditional correspondence such as personalized stationery, social invitations, etc.



Crown Mill smooth paperSmooth

This paper has a smooth natural matte surface, uniform color and durable weight. Contemporary in style, it assures a flawless finish on all your communication





crown mill cotton paperCotton

Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton paper has a natural, soft, felt finish that will bring an air of uncommon excellence to all your correspondence





crown mill linin paperLinen

The linen paper remains a staple of our classic range. Thanks to its simple lining structure it brings a very real quality to all your correspondence.