In a village in France on the banks of the Rhone, the Canson paper mill has been making the world's finest art papers since 1557. Made for scrapbooking, the Mi-Teintes range is made with 60% cotton fiber, is strong and durable, able to fold and crumple without losing integrity making it ideal for pencil, pastel, pen, ink and markers. During papermaking, the long cotton fibers bond and intertwine, creating papers which possess exceptional strength. For this reason, cotton fiber papers stand up beautifully to the needs of the papercraft artist. No other paper has the universal textural appeal and inherent strength than those made with cotton. The distinctive look and feel of this Canson paper range creates a richness that other papers cannot copy and the dual-surface offers flexibility. Since cotton is naturally free of lignin, cotton fiber papers are an excellent choice for the archival needs of scrapbooking.