Paper was produced on a reel, a single reel of paper could be up to three miles long. It was then either sent to the printer directly on the reel or sent to the cutterhouse to be cut to size.
Once the paper had been cut it was transferred to the salle/overhauling department. This was the domain of women where they would check the paper for flaws before it went out and also count the paper into reams ready for export.
After the paper had been checked it was stored in the paper store ready to be sent to customers.