What is Tracing Paper?
Tracing paper is a very thin, low opacity paper used to trace and transfer images. This translucent paper was first mass-produced in the mid-19th century. Tracing paper can be made from treated wood pulp or from cotton rag. Tracing paper is a versatile surface; it is translucent and designed to accept most drawing media. It can be used for transfer tracing, fine line drawing, and overlays. Vellum tracing paper is super thin; it is a higher quality translucent paper that is good for engineer plans and technical drawing.
The History of Tracing Paper
Mechanical paper production caused tracing paper to be made more cheaply and efficiently than previous handmade tracing papers. Like most paper in the 1800s, tracing paper was originally made from cotton rag. Today, it is typically made with wood sulfite pulp and it continues to be perfect for all sorts of professional applications. Widely used by map makers, engineers and architects when it was first manufactured, tracing paper is still used by artists, architects and other professionals today.
Tracing Paper in Engineering
Architects and other civil engineers often use tracing paper rolls for blueprints and other planni...Read More