Modern paper mills use small-structure cellulose to make paper. The original paper mills used a higher portion of fiber. For tipping paper to perform best, it needs to be made with fiber – not just boiled cellulose. Fiber-based tips roll smooth AND have enough structural rigidity to both keep their shape in your mouth AND to not dissolve. There are precious few of the original-type Fourdrinier paper machines in use. We were lucky to find this old mill; it’s the only one in the world that can produce RAW tips to our specifications.