Fourdrinier definition

Fourdrinier paper machines make the Hahnemühle natural paper.  The paper is created by the movement of a wire over many rollers which is applied to the saturated pulp.  Gradually the paper web is created.  Then the paper is removed from the wire and placed in the machine through natural felt rollers that in turn press and dry the paper in different stages.  The paper can be purchased in several surface textures and sizes.  Watercolorists often use the paper to paint on, and several kinds of printing processes use the paper as well.