100% cotton, acid-free paper from ENDURO, watermarked, in four thicknesses, hole punched as needed, pages can be consecutively numbered.
DECEMBER 15, 2017
The Southworth Paper Company, makers of Byron Weston Papers closed their doors and ceased operations on August 30, 2017. The Enduro Bindery purchased all of Byron Weston’s remaining inventory and has been selling paper from that stock since then. During this time, Enduro has been developing its own archival, 100% cotton paper line to meet the same high standards for smoothness and durability as the Byron Weston papers. After months of research and trials, the ENDURO archival papers are now available from Lautzenhiser’s Stationery and minutebooks.com. The ENDURO papers are the same weights as before (24, 28, 32 and 36-lb.) and in both Xerographic (bright white) or Linen Ledger (natural or “ivory”) variations. As the Byron Weston supply runs out, we will begin transitioning to this new comparable archival paper from Enduro. Our new paper line will have a watermark stating what type of paper it is. Lautzenhiser’s Stationery and minutebooks.com are proud to be selling Enduro’s American made 100% cotton acid-free archival paper. Samples of the new ENDURO archival papers are available on request.
Permanent Record Paper
100 percent cotton, acid-free permanent record paper from Lautzenhiser’s Stationery
Our archival papers are produced exclusively by the Enduro Company of Washington, Missouri. ENDURO archival paper is watermarked, identifying it as 100% cotton, and is available in four weights or thicknesses, and in two finishes, Linen Ledger or Xerographic.
ENDURO’s watermarks identify the papers as either ENDURO ARCHIVAL LEDGER 100% COTTON or ENDURO XEROGRAPHIC LINEN RECORD. Our ENDURO LINEN LEDGER is slightly ivory in color and has a traditional look and feel. ENDURO XEROGRAPHIC LINEN RECORD is a brighter white and has a smoother surface to enhance the document’s appearance when printed on laser or ink jet printers or copiers.
Lautzenhiser’s Stationery offers both ENDURO permanent record papers in 24-lb., 28-lb., 32-lb., and 36-lb. Our most commonly ordered paper for minute books is the 28-lb. Linen Ledger. If you plan to print on both sides of the sheet, use 28-lb or heavier paper. For the sake of comparison, office copy paper is 20-lb./Sub 20.
ENDURO permanent record paper, in letter or legal size, is sold by the ream of 500 sheets. We will punch the paper to fit your minute book or binder at no charge. We can also apply a decorative colored edge (either solid color or speckled) to your paper in green, red, blue or brown.
We offer cut sheets in larger sizes. We can imprint your forms as well. Please call for pricing.
Resellers or commercial printers are encouraged to call for industry pricing.
Some Common Uses for Byron Weston Permanent Record paper:
- Minutes, resolutions and ordinances book fillers
- Wills, deeds, trusts, affidavits
- Presbyterian Sessions minute book fillers
- Wisconsin CSM Certified Survey Maps
- Certificate of title; real estate
- Declarations of land patent
- Cemetery interment records, burial permits
- Patent research data records
Why use paper in the digital era?
Your permanent records must be accessible indefinitely. Relying exclusively on electronic media for long-term document storage poses some significant risks. Will your digital document be readable in ten or twenty years? Retrieving information on obsolete or dated computer systems, damaged discs or thumb drives can be disastrous for your record keeping. Storing your documents on both ENDURO permanent record paper and electronic media provides the safest preservation strategy. Your paper document is the safest “back up” for all electronic media.
What are the features of “Permanent Records” Paper?
Two factors are responsible for making papers truly archival or permanent record: “durability” and “permanence”. Durability relates to the paper’s ability to withstand continuous handling. Our US currency withstands constant handling and it is resistant to tearing and wear because of the durability of the cotton paper upon which it is printed. Cotton Fibers are the longest and most durable fibers used in paper making. The length of the cotton fiber and its strong, supple nature provide the “durability” for both archival papers and US currency. However, paper money, unlike official records, is replaced on the average every eighteen months, so permanence is not a requirement for our currency. “Permanence” is the other equally important factor required for your records. Permanence here relates to a paper’s ability to resist deterioration of the paper’s fibers from acids. Deterioration cased by acids is a continuous occurrence. By incorporating alkaline chemical fillers and sizing in the paper’s manufacturing process, the acidity is eliminated and the deterioration is arrested. Our filler papers combine the durability of the cotton fiber with the permanence of alkaline fillers and sizing to produce “the National Standard for Permanent Record Papers.”
Why is it important to use a permanent record paper?
These documents are both legal and historical record of your government agency proceedings. They are also your legacy. Are you printing them on something other than permanent record paper that is acid-free and 100% cotton? If not, what assurance do you have that all this effort transcribed to paper won’t be lost due to the natural deterioration that occurs in paper made of wood products and acidic chemicals?
Prices shown are for a ream of 500 sheets in either letter size (11” x 8-1/2”) or legal size (14” x 8-1/2”.) Please call for pricing on larger sheets, or custom printing.
Sub 24/24 Pound
Sub 28/28 Pound
Sub 32/32 Pound
Sub 36/36 Pound
Colored Edge (speckled or solid)
Green, Red, Blue or Brown
$8.90 per ream
Numbered Minute Book Fillers
Numbered minute book fillers are available in both letter (11″ x 8-1/2″) and legal (14″ x 8.5) size and in sets of 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 etc. numbered pages. Numbered filler sets are 28-lb. Linen Ledger paper. These sets are numbered to your specifications, meaning you can select your “start” number, ink color and numbering location. Laser printed numbers can be up to five digits (such as 01234). Offset printed numbers can be printed up to four digits (such as 0123).
Hole punching is included but the colored edge, either solid or speckled, is extra.
The most commonly ordered minute book filler set is the 500 page set (250 sheets numbered on both sides). Black numbers are most common but numbers can be printed in other colors, too.
500 page (250 sheets) Letter size numbered minute book fillers: $86.70
500 page (250 sheets) Legal size numbered minute book fillers: $103.80
Decorative colored edge, add $8.90 per filler set
For other numbered filler sets, please contact us for pricing.
Special sizes and cut sheets
We offer larger size cut sheets in less-than-ream quantities.
Contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions About ENDURO Papers
Archival Quality = Permanence + Durability
1. What makes paper archival?
Archival Qualities are a function of two properties; the strength and durability of the cotton fiber and the chemical stability provided by an acid free sheet ( pH. of 7.5 – 9.5.). In the case of ENDURO Linen Ledgers, an additional buffer (2% CaCO2) is added to ensure that it remains acid free after many years.
2. Why is 100% Cotton content important?
The Cotton fiber is made up of pure alpha cellulose. Wood fibers have many impurities as well as the cellulose fiber. These impurities include tar, pitch and lignin among others. The chemical and mechanical processes that remove these impurities leave the wood fiber damaged and weak. These impurities, once removed, are a hazardous sludge that must be carefully disposed of. Cotton is processed using only pure artesian well water and produces no toxic sludge. The cotton fiber, which needs no harsh processing, remains long, supple and very durable.
3. What about Acid Free Papers?
Acid is the enemy of paper. It breaks down the molecular bonds between the fibers in a process scientists have called “Slow Fire.” Acid free indicates that the ph. of the sheet is between 7.5 and 9.5. Paper made with this alkaline chemistry will last longer.
4. Why does ENDURO make its sheet both 100% Cotton and Acid free?
The 100% cotton will make a sheet durable enough to handle the abuses of handling by attorneys and title searchers, it is tough enough that it will not tear out or abrade. The Acid Free Properties provides the permanence.
Cotton Fibers = Durability
Acid Free Chemistry = Permanence
Permanence + Durability = Archival Quality
Permanence + Durability = ENDURO ARCHIVAL PAPER from minutebooks.com