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carta da zucchero

Curiosity: the color “carta da zucchero”.

The color sugar paper is a shade of blue / indigo, the first uses of the word “carta da zucchero” to indicate a color date back to the 800 when the packaging did not exist and is simply packed up products, wrap in a paper.

The letter itself was considered rare and there is enveloped among other things the sugar, produced in America and considered a rare and precious commodity.

To realize the paper used different raw materials, what gave him various spots, so to hide the irregularities began to color the sheets. The first experiments in coloring of the paper occurred with plant materials that gave a blue / indigo.

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