What Is So Special About Green Field Hemp Paper

For me what makes Green Field Hemp Paper so special is the simple fact that there are no trees used in the process of making it. Their paper is of high quality and contains hemp fibers’, recycled junk mail, cotton, and other natural fibers’. This is one of the many companies that are making wood free paper that I have found.

Green Feild Paper Company doesn’t stop being “green” by just making wood free paper, they are also tapped into the wind farm energy use, so they are using natural energy as well. They are not greedy either, they give links to other vendors that are offering “green” products as well. Talk about paying it forward, that is awesome in my opinion.

I can feel good about helping support a company like this one for sure. They are promoting and selling environmentally safe products.

Green Field Paper Company Also Offers Hand Made Paper

I know what you’re thinking, handmade paper is going to be thick and awkward to use. I’m sure it can be if it is not properly made. Green Field Paper Company has the process down to a T. Their paper is not thick or unprofessional looking at all.

                                                                                                                                                       

They have a process of pressing for each style of paper they make. And they have quite the assortment. If you would like to watch their process here is a YouTube video you can watch and see exactly how they make their handmade paper. It is very interesting.

First they coarsely chop the fibers’ to be used in the batch of paper they are making. Then they fill a big vat with water, and begin to add the desired fibers’ for the particular paper they are making. There is a huge wheel with sharp metal fins that churns the water and cuts the fibers’ into a pulp. This is all done with absolutely no chemicals.

When the pulp is at the right consistency for making paper, it is put into a different vat that the workers then dip mesh frames in and pull up a layer of the pulp and shake it till its even across the frame, excess water is drained from the frame, and the sheet of paper is released face down onto a damp felt flat surface, then is covered by another damp felt sheet.

The paper sheets are layered up like this then pressed to release more water and to merge the fibers’. This makes the paper able to he handled after the pressing. The sheets are then hung to dry even more on round cylinders. When it is fully dry, it is ready to use.

Hemp Paper Has A Classic Elegant Appearance

Their process of making the hemp paper is mechanical versus handmade. The paper contains hemp fibers’ and recycled fibers’ as well. The end product has a vellum appeal to it, with style and class.

Hemp paper has a higher quality than wood pulp paper, it is naturally acid free, chlorine free, and archival quality. It has a much longer shelf life, and is stronger because of the longer fibers’ hemp provides. Also, it recycles better than paper made from wood.

The texture of the paper is linen like. It feels like the quality paper that it is! Green Field’s hemp paper has a distinctively organic and professional look. Even with being of such high quality, it could be used in place of paper made of wood.

There have been advancements already in how to process the hemp fibers’. Studies are being done using hemp ethanol to process the fibers’. Why ethanol you ask? Well hemp naturally contains many oils and they are in the fibers’ as well.

The oils are released during the churning, and it gunks up the drains, so using water is not really ideal for large volumes. Using hemp ethanol keeps it all natural, what a great bonus for this to work full scale!

They will try to tell you that it is not economically viable to mass produce hemp paper. That may be a bit true right now, but if we change our buying habits, it will have to become economically viable to mass produce. This will inspire a whole new generation of inventors.

Ideal For Artists and Important Documents

I am an artist so to speak. I keep my artwork to myself, that is why I say so to speak. When I purchase paper for my artwork, I chose Green Field Hemp Paper. I buy the mini reem of 200 sheets so I have plenty of paper to work with for quick sketches.

                                                                                                                                                        

I could buy a pack of their hemp sketch paper but I would only get 35 sheets and I would blow through that! The best part is This particular paper type has a multiple of uses, aside from what I normally use it for.

If I created an item in one of my Adobe programs, I could easily print it on this paper using a laser printer or Inkjet. I could use it for important documents that I want to save and keep for any period without showing age. And I do my artwork on this paper as I said.

So I don’t feel like I have wasted any money or like I have to run out and buy special paper for rare occasions. I use it in my everyday life of list making and for special projects there is no waste in that. And I recycle at the end.

Affordable Quality

Since I use this paper in my everyday life and for all my special occasions, that is why I chose the 200 mini ream. I felt it was the best bang for my buck. The price of the paper is $23.95 on Amazon.com.

Green Field Hemp mini reem of 200 sheets Paper  features are:

  • 60# text (90 gsm) weight
  • natural white finish
  • smooth vellum finish
  • 25% hemp/ 75% post-consumer fiber
  • acid free
  • chlorine free
  • archival quality
  • ink jet and laser printer compatible.

It is probably the best paper I have used! I love the finish and its durability under the eraser compared to paper made of wood, the hemp paper wins hands down!

I mostly use pencil when I create my pieces, but I do have some colored pencil and pastel pieces as well. All the mediums I used to create my pieces have applied to the paper wonderfully.

If we all start using this product in our everyday lives, the price will drop even more! And paper made from wood will eventually become obsolete. Wouldn’t that be fabulous!

This Truly Is Quality Paper With A Message

Green Field Paper Company is part of helping to bring hemp paper back to life in America. This is a truly quality paper that they produce and it sends a message with its quality.

If you use this paper for professional documents, your documents are perceived with higher esteem as the paper demands respect. In the business world it is all about the paper you choose to present certain documents and proposals. And every item is on archival paper so it can be saved for a very long time.

As an artist the quality of this paper stands above any that I have used, and I am sure it ranks high with other artists as well. Better quality of paper gives more pride in your work and gives your art a longer life span.

Not only is it more recyclable than paper made of wood, but it is made with recycled fibers’ as well. Using this paper is like hitting the jackpot for saving trees.

With this paper being made from hemp and post consumer products versus trees, just tells me that our trees have been being senselessly clear cut for way too long. This paper and other hemp made paper gives us the power to stop the clear cutting and help our planet start healing.

I would love to hear what you think about this article, and about Green Field Paper Company. Feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you as always.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “What Is So Special About Green Field Hemp Paper”

  1. Hi Stacie, this is just wonderful! We need more products that can help save our environment! I’m a primary school teacher and a class I was teaching in were quite interested in sustainability.  They were able to explain how our paper that we generally use – destroys our beautiful trees, they were also able to explain that we need our trees to breathe.  It was interesting that they also asked if there was paper out there that doesn’t destroy trees and if we use it a school. My goodness – I would love to present this paper to a class and also to schools to use on a daily basis.  Wouldn’t it be great if more companies use this paper. Yes, I have also book-marked your page too. Thank you!

    1. Shelly Ann,

      Thank you very much! 

      I am thrilled that I could possibly help with a class project as well! 

      I would love to see all schools and businesses use this kind if paper! It would save so many trees as those two sectors use a lot of paper on a daily basis. And with that kind of demand alone could turn the tides in favor of hemp and other organic papers as well.

      It would be a huge triumph for our environment!!

      Thank you for reading my article and understanding the message.

      Stacie

  2. Dale,
    Thank you for your input. And yes paper made from wood is biodegradable, but that is not the issue, the trees definitely are the issue, and ravaging throught them at the rate we are for notes and such is just a tragic waste.

    I agree that it would take some time to get people on board wth buying strictly hemp paper.

    However I do think we can eliminate the use of paper made from wood.

    I also agree that the price is fairly decent for the quality of paper we are getting for our money.

    I appreciate you taking the time to read my article.

    Stacie

  3. I know normal paper is bio degradable but lets face it our landfills are filling up and our forests are being over used.  We are knocking down trees faster then we can grow them.  Of course I am sure I would be safe in saying paper made from trees is not going away so this could be a great opportunity to lessen the pressure put on our forests.  Also, I love to write so I think this would be a great experience.  As for the price point I don’t think its that bad for the quality we are receiving.

  4. This one of the most interesting posts I have read lately. I am an artist too but haven’t ever thought of the process involved in making papers. All I do is go to the shop and purchase without even thinking about much about anything more.

    From your well detailed article, I’m discovering amazing things on the process of manufacturing paper. Does the quality of paper only depend on materials? I personally like collage and mosaic, what paper quality should I be looking for when purchasing? 

    Excellent post.

    1. pmbaluka2016,

      Thank you very much! I am glad you are interested in this topic. 

      I personally like the mini ream of 200 sheets for my quick sketches and project layouts, but when I am going to do some serious drawing I go for the Artist Sketch Paper, and I have my other favorite brand of Strathmore, they also have a line of hemp paper and other acid free papers.

      I am glad I could help you out on this keep on creating wonderful art!!

      Stacie

  5. Stacie, thank you for that very comprehensive review of Green Field Hemp Paper.  I have used hemp paper with resumes before, and the quality is just excellent!  Yes, it is a bit pricier, but when you are trying to get that job in the corner office, this is the paper you want to use!  Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this product.     Clay

    1. Clay,

      Thank you for reading my article. 

      I agree with you on using quality paper for getting that dream job. Some people don’t understand that the paper really does make a difference in the eye of the beholder. 

      Your input was very much appreciated.

      Stacie

  6. BOOKMARKED! Thank you Stacie, I really enjoyed all the articles here! In all reality with everything that technology offers, there should only be a need for high quality paper like Green Field Hemp Paper:) Its crazy how politics in the world aren’t ending the use of trees for paper and moving fast on alternatives like Hemp. ?

    Cheers Rob

    1. Rob,

      Thank you for reading all of my articles! 

      I couldn’t agree more! There are so many things we can make paper out of as well as hemp, but hemp is one of the fastest growing and more farmer friendly plants available. 

      And with it’s ability to be used to create such quality products, it’s a shame not to use it.

      Thank you agian.

      Stacie

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