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The use of rolls is a special smoking culture that is now becoming more and more popular. Self-made cigarettes, with high-quality, correctly selected tobacco and thin paper specially produced for them, are much 'tastier' than store-bought ones.
But in order for self-made cigarettes to bring pleasure, the choice of tobacco and other components should be approached responsibly. Therefore, we have compiled a rating of the 5 best manufacturers of roll paper.
How to choose roll paper
When choosing a suitable material, you should pay attention to its following parameters:
- Shape (classic, with rounded corners, with a pocket);
- Material (cellulose, processed rice, hemp fiber);
- The size;
From the point of view of shape, there are three types of roll-up paper – with a pocket, with rounded corners and classic. The first option is ready-made envelopes, ideal for beginners. You don't need to fold anything, just put the tobacco into a paper tube and use it.
The option with rounded corners is more of an 'amateur' solution. It is much easier to roll such sheets into a ready-to-use tube than rectangles.
Finally, the classic roll-up paper is rectangular sheets. They are often sold as 'little books' that are easy to carry around. Folding will require some dexterity of the fingers, so it's better not to recommend it to beginners. But it is much cheaper than other options, as it is easier to manufacture.
The material determines not only the taste of the finished hand-rolled product, but also the price and even the convenience of folding.
- Cellulose sheets are the easiest and cheapest option. They look, however, unpresentable, and they also strongly affect the taste of the tobacco mixture and create quite a lot of ash.
- Hemp fiber paper (hemp) also influences the smell of the tobacco mixture, but makes it soft and devoid of unpleasant aftertaste. In addition, due to its dense texture, it makes it easy to roll the tube, and it does not tear at every convenient and inconvenient occasion. She has one drawback – a relatively high price.
- But rice paper does not affect the taste at all. It also provides uniform smoldering. However, it is thin and tears very easily, making it a poor choice for beginners. It is also often faked. Quality rice paper always carries the manufacturer's watermark.
The size determines, in fact, the size of the finished roll-up. The most common types are:
- Single-Wide. Length up to 70 mm, width up to 36 mm. This is slightly less than a standard cigarette, but it is worth considering that a finished hand-rolled cigarette turns out to be much stronger than ready-made 'smoking sticks';
- Double-Wide. Length up to 70 mm, width up to 90 mm. With such sheets, you can make rolls of increased thickness – if, of course, there is a suitable mouthpiece or filter;
- 1 ¼. Length up to 78 mm, width up to 48 mm. This is already in line with standard cigarettes;
- 1 ½. Length up to 78 mm, width up to 62 mm. Similar to a standard cigarette, but the rolls are about one and a half times thicker. However, you can wrap twice, but why, if there is 1 ¼?
- King Size. Length up to 105 mm, width up to 60 mm. For making really big rolls.
For beginners, Single-Wide and 1 ¼ sizes are recommended. The rest is already worth trying, depending on your taste preferences.
Aromatization is an exclusively individual parameter. With flavored paper, the cigarette acquires a completely unusual taste that can overpower the smell of the tobacco itself. The flavors can be very different – chewing gum, peach, etc.
It is worth noting that no one type of roll-up paper makes smoking less harmful.
Rating of the best manufacturers of roll paper
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Why it is: Premium quality, unique manufacturing technologies and unusual materials.
The Mascotte brand was created in the middle of the 19th century in the Netherlands and has since grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of various rolling accessories, including paper. The assortment of the company includes several dozen varieties of this material, but they all have similar features.
Firstly, Mascotte roll-up paper is not made from classic wood pulp, but from vegetable textiles, which are much softer and do not leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Particularly interesting are the organic versions – the raw materials for them are grown on private farms and are not processed with chemicals.
Secondly, instead of the traditional syrup, gum arabic is used for gluing. It does not add the characteristic sweetish flavor.
Finally, all paper is micro-perforated. Due to this, it is much softer than analogs, easier to roll, does not affect the taste of tobacco and ensures uniform smoldering.
Why it is: Pulp paper that does not affect the flavor profile of the tobacco blend.
Zig-Zag is best known for its licorice-impregnated roll-on paper. This natural flavoring makes the tobacco taste softer and sweeter. And due to its organic origin, it does not emit harmful substances during combustion. In addition, it has a characteristic dark brown, close to black color.
But the company Zig-Zag can boast not only licorice paper for rolls. It also produces classic cellulose sheets in various densities. In the assortment of the manufacturer, you can find both thin and thick varieties. Due to the special technologies of raw materials, when burned, they do not change the taste of tobacco and do not lead to the appearance of a characteristic unpleasant aftertaste. In addition, the paper is non-decay, which improves safety and usability.
It is also worth noting that the Zig-Zag uses acacia juice to create a sticky layer – sticky, but not sweet.
Why it is: Huge assortment, ultrathin paper.
The Spanish brand Smoking is one of the oldest manufacturers of tissue paper in the ranking (and the world at the same time). The company was founded in the second half of the 19th century and since then has developed a huge range of materials for amateur smokers. Now it produces more than two dozen types of paper, which, at the same time, have one important feature – small thickness.
Smoking cigarette paper is so thin that it is almost transparent. Moreover, regardless of the material. The manufacturer produces both quite traditional types based on specially processed unbleached cellulose, and modern ones, for example, from organic hemp fiber. However, there are also woody-rice blends (such as Smoking Regular Blue) in the product range.
The manufacturer adheres to a philosophy of 'naturalness', so there are no colored or flavored varieties in its range. Only various raw material blends.
Why him: A German brand that seems to have created an almost perfect roll-up paper.
The German brand Angel cannot boast of a huge assortment and dozens of varieties of roll paper – like other manufacturers in the ranking. He produces a single variety, but he has been doing this for several years now, and he is loved by smokers all over the world. It is presented, however, in two sizes – Regular, which is similar to Single Wide, and King Size, enlarged.
Although Angel roll paper is made from traditional plant-derived cellulose, careful, almost 'organic' processing of the raw material makes it tasteless, thin and tear-resistant at the same time, self-extinguishing (no smoldering) and easy to use.
Thus, this paper is suitable even for demanding roll-up lovers. It also has a relatively low price and convenient classic packaging for storage and carrying with you.
Why him: Producer of the world's thinnest sheets.
French brand OCB is also no stranger to the market for accessories and 'consumables' for smokers. The company has been around since 1918 and therefore recently celebrated its centenary. And at the same time she made smokers happy with the release of the thinnest paper in the world. OCB Ultimate has a density of only 10 grams per square meter, making it transparent and weightless. Roll up a roll-up from it is a task for real professionals, since the material is made from cellulose of plant origin and therefore is rather fragile to break. Nevertheless, due to the minimum thickness in the rating and at the same time in the world, it does not affect the taste and aroma of tobacco at all.
However, not only OCB Ultimate is known for this manufacturer. The range of the company includes about two dozen varieties, including those made from linseed and hemp organic fibers. No harmful chemicals are used during production, raw materials are not bleached.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.