Paper Connection International, LLC is your premier resource for fine art and specialty papers made by skilled crafts people in the East to suit the paper needs of artists and institutions around the globe. For more than two decades, Paper Connection has been providing great paper along with technical assistance to the art and craft world, including retail stores, manufacturers, printers, bookbinders, conservators, curators, artists and designers.
Mainly recognized as a leading source of “washi” -Japanese paper, Paper Connection is also known for its vast collection of specialty papers from many remote places in the world, like: China, India, Korea, Nepal, The Philippines and even Mexico.
Through import, distribution, and education, founder *Lauren Pearlman Sugita and her staff, remain committed to the preservation of traditional hand papermaking, the papermakers themselves, and ensuring there will be good quality paper in the market for future generations.
*As of 2002, Lauren maintains a double-residence in both Japan and Rhode Island; thus she has easy access to many of our suppliers. Ms. Sugita makes her rounds on the lecture circuit to discuss the the major changes that have occurred in the handmade paper world that she has witnessed first hand, as well as the past, present, and future of hand papermaking.