PIGS is one of the few suppliers in Norway where you can order prints on genuine Japanese paper. In Japan, paper is much more a part of the culture than in Norway. Paper is used for everything, even as a building material in walls. In other words: paper is a great and ancient tradition there. Unlike Western paper manufacturers, the importance of the paper's grammage is reversed, the thinner the more expensive. This is why Japanese paper is known to be very thin and fragile, not to mention very fine.
Awagami is one of Japan's largest and most traditional paper manufacturers, producing the highest quality paper not only for calligraphy or drawing, but also for digital prints.
Rice paper from Hahnemühle however, is an affordable alternative to Awagami paper. Like Awagami, Hahnemühle is a traditional paper manufacturer with over 450 years of experience.