Paper reviews and experiments

This category contains my reviews of different kinds of paper I have tested or experimented with. Most of them are based on experiences from folding a single model, so the methodology isn’t very strict, but I hope they can still give you an idea of what using a particular paper is like. Since I fold tessellations most of all, these reviews mostly apply to tessellations and other geometric models, and their usefulness may be limited if you plan to fold other types of origami.

Book wrapping foil review

Book wrapping foil review

I folded a crane as an experiment from Herlitz book wrapping foil, and to my surprise, it proved to be a rather nice folding material. I also folded a Fujimo...

Khepera Paper Review

Khepera Paper Review

I learned about Khepera from Robin Scholz several years ago and I’ve become a fan of this paper, though I must warn you up-front that it’s good only for some...

Ogawa Washi Paper Review

Ogawa Washi Paper Review

Radioactive Tessellation was my first fold using Ogawa Washi paper. The paper is thin, but still provides some resistance during folding, which I liked since...

Rouketsu Paper Review

Rouketsu Paper Review

Folding Star of David Tessellation II was the first time I folded Leathac Rouketsu paper. Classified as 105 gsm, it is quite t...

Notes on Tant Paper

Notes on Tant Paper

I folded Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation from a sheet of grey Tant paper which I bought at the CDO convention in Italy. I use ...

Biogami Paper Review

Biogami Paper Review

I used Braided Pinwheel Tessellation to test Biogami paper which I got interested in after seei...

Edokosome Paper Review

Edokosome Paper Review

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back) was the first model I folded from Edokosome paper which I bought at CDO convention. I wasn’t quite sure I would like it since ...

Accademia Paper Review

Accademia Paper Review

Epiphany III is a large model, folded from an almost complete B1 sheet of Fabriano Accademia 120 gsm paper which I found at a ...

Vintage Paper Review

Vintage Paper Review

I used Christmas Tree 2018 model for testing out Vintage paper. At 65 gsm, it’s rated thinner than most papers I use, and it d...

Lokhu Paper Review

Lokhu Paper Review

Folding Twist Again Tessellation was an opportunity to test Lokh...

Yohishi (Bear Hide) Paper Review

Yohishi (Bear Hide) Paper Review

Sunflower Tessellation (3×3) was the first model I folded from Yohishi (Bear Hide) paper. This is a thick paper which would pr...

Splendorgel Paper Review

Splendorgel Paper Review

Folding Lucky Star Box (Simplified) was also a test of Fedrigoni Splendorgel paper which I discovered at a local PaperConcept ...

Biotope Paper Review

Biotope Paper Review

Making Flow Tessellation was the first time I folded Biotope paper, and I admit I liked it very much. It is thinner than Tant ...

Kaiser (Stark) Paper Review

Kaiser (Stark) Paper Review

Double-Bottom Double Spearhead Tessellation was my first fold using Kaiser paper, sold by Origa...

Lokta Paper Review

Lokta Paper Review

Latin Cross Tessellation was the first model I folded from Nepalese Lokta paper, so here’s a short review. Summary: the paper ...

Earth Treasure Paper Review

Earth Treasure Paper Review

I folded Union Jack Tessellation from a paper called Earth Treasure, a single sheet of which I bought for testing at Outdoor O...

Wibalin Paper Review

Wibalin Paper Review

Folding Flower Tessellation presented me with an opportunity to test Wibalin paper. This is a thick (125 gsm) paper originally...

Palatina Paper Review

Palatina Paper Review

I folded Leafless Hydrangea in order to test a new kind of paper...

Murillo Paper Review

Murillo Paper Review

Big and Small Squares was the first model I folded from Fabriano Murillo paper. It is acid free and promises good color stability (with many vivid colors ava...

Notes on Laid Paper

Notes on Laid Paper

I folded Chevron Corrugation (UUDD-DDUU) from thick laid paper with an interesting texture. This kind of paper can readily be ...

Eko Lux Paper Review

Eko Lux Paper Review

While folding Double Spearhead Tessellation, I reviewed Eko-Lux paper.

Tsumugi paper — first impressions

Tsumugi paper — first impressions

Tsumugi is a thick Japanese paper decorated with a linen-like texture of thick “yarns” running along one direction. I bought a sheet at Modulor (Berlin) and ...