Laid paper

Laid paper is a type of paper having a ribbed texture imparted by the manufacturing process. In the pre-mechanical period of European papermaking (from the 12th century into the 19th century), laid paper was the predominant kind of paper produced. Its use, however, diminished in the 19th century, when it was largely supplanted by wove paper.[1] Laid paper is still commonly used by artists as a support for charcoal drawings.

Laid paper from before the era of machine-made paper—leaf from Linnaeus's Systema naturae (1758)