Vellum Parchment are often used interchangeably, but they are technically distinct materials, both traditionally used for writing and creating manuscripts.

  • Material:  writing material made from the specially prepared skin of animals, typically calves, sheep, or goats. The process involves cleaning, treating, and stretching the animal skin to create a durable and smooth surface for writing.
  • Use: Parchment has a long history and was widely used in medieval and ancient times for manuscripts, legal documents, and illuminated manuscripts.
  • Both parchment and vellum have been used for centuries due to their durability, resistance to decay, and smooth surface that allows for precise writing and illustration.