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Fabriano Paper and Michelangelo

The town of Fabriano lies in the Esino valley in the Ancona province in the region of Marche, Italy.  It is known as one of the earliest European towns to make high-quality paper on an industrial scale.  Even today, it still holds its reputation as a fine watermarked paper company. Since 1264, the Fabrino paper mill has been making high-quality paper and is credited with being “the cradle of the production of modern paper.”  The key behind Fabrino’s importance in European paper production lies in its location near Ancona, an important port open to trade with the Arab world. The Fabriano paper mill is responsible for many of the innovations …..

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