DF2014:Paper industry

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This article is about the current version of DF.

The paper industry deals with the creation and processing of paper sheets, and further processing into quires and scrolls.

Sheets[edit]

There are three major ways to create paper for books and scrolls - each depending on a different raw material.

The finished sheets can be stored in their own stockpile.

Raw materials[edit]

The raw materials that can be used:

Processing[edit]

The method, workshops, and labors required to process a material into sheets depends on the type of material.

Papyrus[edit]

Papyrus can be directly made into sheets at a farmer's workshop using the Papermaking labor.

Paper industry overview

Parchment[edit]

Processing animal hides is more complex; you need to produce quicklime from calcium carbonate stones at a kiln, then process the quicklime to milk of lime at an ashery. Finally, the hide and milk of lime are used in a tanner's shop using the tanning labor to create a parchment sheet. For each sheet of parchment, 1 hide is needed disregarding the size of the original animal.

If the hide is from a cow, it's called "vellum sheet", otherwise it will take on the name of the animal (i.e. pig parchment sheet, sheep parchment sheet).

Plant fibers[edit]

Cloth plants are mashed to slurry with a constructed millstone or quern, then pressed to a sheet in a screw press. Both processes use the Papermaking labor.

Finished goods[edit]

The sheets can then be further processed into finished goods.

Quires[edit]

1 sheet of paper can be crafted into 1 quire at a craftsdwarf's workshop using the Bookbinding labor.

Codices[edit]

After a quire has been filled with text it can be crafted into a codex at a craftsdwarf's workshop using the Bookbinding labor. Scrolls cannot be made into codices.

This requires 1 quire, 1 book binding and 1 unused thread. Animal hair thread can be used for this purpose.

Scrolls[edit]

Sheets of paper can be combined with a scroll roller at a craftsdwarf's workshop to create scrolls using the Bookbinding labor.