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Welcome to /po/! We specialize in origami, papercraft, and everything that’s relevant to paper engineering. This board is also an great library of relevant PDF books and instructions, one of the best resource of its kind on the internet.

Questions and discussions of papercraft and origami are welcome. Threads for topics covered by paper engineering in general are also welcome, such as kirigami, bookbinding, printing technology, sticker making, gift boxes, greeting cards, and more.

Requesting is permitted, even encouraged if it’s a good request; fulfilled requests strengthens this board’s role as a repository of books and instructions. However do try to keep requests in relevant threads, if you can.

/po/ is a slow board! Do not needlessly bump threads.
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FAQs about origami

Where do I begin with origami and how can I find easy models?

Try browsing the board for guides, or other online resources listed below, for models you like and practice folding them.

A great way to begin at origami is to participate in the Let’s Fold Together threads >>>/po/lft - open up the PDF file and find a model you like, work on it, and discuss or post results.


What paper should I use?

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Favourite type of paper plane? For me it's the sea glider
do you have a diagrams/cps for these?
I remember a paper plane I saw many years ago called the Arrow. To make it, you just fold the paper into a triangle then you keep folding it until you are left with a thin, needle-like paper plane. It's alright. Flies straight as an arrow.

Turns out the “oneitis” was fucking BPD

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Recently it was the 100th anniversary of Shuzo Fujimoto's birthday. He was the father of tessellation folds. You probably are familiar with his hydrangea model. Fujimoto wrote 8 books, of which the first five have been out of print. In honor of his 100th anniversary, his estate has released these books into the public domain. You can download them at the link.

These are not "diagram books." They are more like his notebooks for his many models. You may need a translation program, like Google Lens, to figure out what he's writing about. Have at it.
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I don't see download links at the page you provided - only list of books as Google spreadsheet

Thought this was awesome https://twitter.com/Cermrnl/status/1137722958577713152
Anyone tried doing paper puppets like this? Where would one get started designing something like this?
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lol so because it was pirated, I can’t buy it anymore and the only way to get this kit is to steal it?
>o noes it happened once and the artist panicked!
This happens again and again and again. They eventually speak up about these crimes and get /po/opered for it. After enough of it they make their papercraft fun again by going totally private, no longer dealing the nasty diseased public on the internet.
Everything costs, profit is needed to keep a website up, pay for internet service, software licenses, stuff to make the test builds from, time spent by the designer, their years of experience they worked to learn and experiment.
Notice the difference in quality between free papercraft and pirated papercraft?
Did website maintenance for a papercrafter years and years ago. He had a few free items, some pay items, and a few large complex items reserved for premium buyers. He was earning enough to keep the site up, and sometimes a few shitty dollars profit.
/po/ found the website, sales dropped so badly that he was in the red for an entire year. Posts a new item... one purchase, gets posted here, no more sales. /po/opers figured out how to access the premium items (buy 5 or more items using one account). They got posted here, no more sales.
For months he was literally paying to give items away, /po/'s actions forced him to close the site.
He's a friend, still makes papercraft, always improving and becoming more creative. None of which will ever be seen because of /po/'s bigotry, he won't even let me take photos.
If he can't handle the heat, he needs to stay out of the kitchen. That's what sites like this are for, sharing.
Sharing out-of-print book? Yes.
Sharing a book you cannot buy because it is sold in some obscure country which doesn't accept your card? Yes.
Sharing a hot-of-the-press book you can easily buy with your credit card? Hell no.
>Sharing a hot-of-the-press book you can easily buy with your credit card? Hell no.
That's your opinion, not necessarily everyone else's.

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Day 2
988 to go
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are you the anon getting married? if so congrats.
Woah I've never heard of siamese cranes before, they look really cool
Got one too
Fuck I didn't expect the cranes to be so tiny
Btw it cost me only around 5 dollars in my country but only because I got lucky
Sweet dude, well done

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New origami sharing thread because the other one died a long time ago

Anyone got fukui hisao's real origami: dinosaurs and ancient creatures?
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puedescompartir corea 20,21,22 y joas 22?
This book is antique. I doubt anyone has it.
This one is not by Isao Honda.
disculpe, Irmgard Kneibler
You mean Irmgard Kneissler

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Looking 4 old numeber of Pajarita magazione: n° 153
Can someone pls share it?
Tnx a lot

I need to buy a new printer and it must be an inkjet. I’ve shopped around but I can’t make a decision on which one to get. Right now I’m looking seriously at the Epson EcoTank line of printers just because I tend to print a ton of stuff for my projects and the tank makes it easy to refill.

I’m not sure about the print quality, though. Any recommendations anons could make would be appreciated. My budget is ~$350.
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I have a Brother MFC-j4410dw wide format printer (11x17)... It'll handle 110# cardstock, and ink is fairly cheap... You can find them on ebay for well under your limit... When my 7 year old one finaly started wearing out, I got a nearly new one for just under $100 on ebay.
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I took the plunge and purchased a Canon Pixma G6020. Honestly it's one of the best purchases I have made. I've had it for months and the tanks are only about halfway empty. The quality is great, though this is from experience with only old HP Photosmart printers that I kept running well past their date. The only thing I wish it could do is wide format prints so I could more easily make my own posters.
Why do epson represent cyan as pale blue? What in the actual fuck.
I recommend and HP printer that has an instant ink subscription if you like to do lots of papercraft projects. Its a subscription service based on the number of pages you want to print a month and HP will send you high yield ink cartridges. You if you run out of ink before you use what ever page limit is HP will send you more cartridges for free.So its good for people who like to print books, paper craft,school worksheets and photos. They have 10 page, 50 page, 100 page, 300 page and 700 page a month subscription services. Which ranges from a dollar for the 10 pages a month to 25 dollars for the 700 page a month subscription service.
any flatbed.

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Does Origami help getting a gf?
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>replying to a post from 2018
You have to make a long line of origami
it's /po/
It may help you find a gf that you want to keep.
Yes, of course. If you do what you like, it will make you happy. If you are happy you are irresistible for women.

But maybe I got it wrong:
Is your question how Origami can hemo to get a girlfriend? Well of course there is the social component and you can go to regular Origami meeting in your town. Maybe one of those people has a sister that is looking for a friend and the two if you meet.. who knows?

Or if this it too vague for you I will give you a step-by-step tutorial how to get a gf with Origami:

1) Train hard until you can fold a couple of nice things really really fast in a halfway decent quality. You don't want extremely difficult stuff from a technical point of view, but simple forms, flashy, impressive and beautiful.

2) Go outside, join parties or discos or other social events. Make a conversation with a nice woman. Tell her you need to go home now, but would like to see her again. Write down your number a give it to her. Give her a brief nod and walk away without further ado.

3) Wait for her call. If no call comes within the next 4 or five days, repeat step 2. When the call comes invite her to a coffee at a nice bar.

4) At the bar get into a conversation, ask and listen, don't talk about yourself too much. Look her deep in the eyes and smile. While doing so, casually play around with some paper or ask the waitress for a block and do something beautiful. Shrug off any compliments, pay up and take her on a walk in the park.

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I would like to start preparing my Christmas nativity scene.
Could someone share this book?
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to dot your i's you're a big shit. now go back to your bedroom and shut up my little girl
You're the worst at insults. No wonder your people suck.
>even if they do good hearts for the human race.
Don't make me laugh, it hurts.

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Can any1 share the latest issue, I only want it for the articles, honest...
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Do you have Toyo books by Makoto Yamaguchi?
Thank you my friend
Hey, thank you very much. I really appreciate it a lot.

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Continued tread of paper women
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coming along nicely
holy shit hes still at it
keep going anon, its amazing
This is great, man! You have the patience of a god.
this thread is full of serial killers

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A thread for discussion and posting of anything related to sonobe, kusudama, bascetta, Chinese paperfolding and similar stuff.
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Thanks anon!
The menger sponge I got from here: http://origami.barcodebattler.co.uk/l1.htm

It's pretty sturdy, but it's mostly held together by compression, unlike the Torus >>590355 which you can pick up and throw around without it falling apart.
The main issue with the cube is that it's only really stable once it's fully complete so it's quite easy to fuck it up during construction.
only 12 units for this one
/po/ is such a slow moving board.
This thread has been going for years!
But what a cool thing to do with paper.
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my first completed modular of any decent size! underestimated how difficult the last few units would be.
Made a flexiball a while back and had to glue the units together in the end, otherwise it would just fall apart. Also had to reassemble it a couple of times because I'm a dumbass and don't know how to follow instructions. One thing I learned from this is I probably shouldn't deviate from the instruction in terms of color/pattern because it makes the process so much harder for me.

Anyone have the PDF to make a low-poly corgi?
Nah I don't
isnt.that made of.plastic and not paper?
Looks like paper to me, you can even see the black outline where the template was cutout. Also the corners kind of give it away, especially around the neck and the head.

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