Patrigraphica was founded in 2001 with the purpose of reproducing America’s Charters of Freedom using genuine calfskin parchment.
The original documents were hand-lettered on six large skins of calfskin parchment. Printing on calfskin parchment is rare and printing on calfskin parchment of this size is almost unheard of.
Only fourteen hand-lettered copies of the Bill of Rights were created in 1788. In 1823, William Stone produced 201 vellum copies of the Declaration of Independence. And, until now, no calfskin parchment reproductions of the Constitution existed.
To achieve the best quality possible, we use a multi-step process that pushes the limits of old-world craftsmanship and modern technology.