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Data value

dec: 339 hex: 153 bin: 101010011



Paper is an item crafted from sugar cane.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Paper can be found in 94.6% of stronghold library chests in stacks of 2–7.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Sugar Canes


Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Empty Map

Paper +

When you first create a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item which gradually begins filling with information.

Empty Map


Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition only.

Maps can be crafted without a compass, though they will not show the location marker. To add a marker, the map must be combined with a compass using an anvil, or in the case of Windows 10 Edition, a crafting table.

(zoomed out)

Paper +

Computer, and Windows 10 editions only.

The output will be a zoomed-out version of the input map.
Please note: shift-clicking to retrieve a zoomed-out map will cause the eight extra sheets of paper to be consumed, but the map will be unchanged. The data from the old map will not be carried over to the new one. This is Minecraft Bug MC-87 – expected to be fixed in 1.11.[upcoming]


Paper +

Firework Rocket

Paper +

When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.

Recipe only produces 1 rocket in Console Edition.

Firework Rocket

Any Firework Star +
Paper +

Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.

Recipe only produces 1 rocket in Console Edition.

Anvil usage[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Anvil usage Description
Map (zoomed out) Map +
Map PE Zoom.png Pocket Edition only, except for Windows 10 Edition.

When 8 sheets of paper are supplied, the output will be a zoomed-out version of the input map.

Trading[edit | edit source]

Librarian and cartographer[upcoming 1.11] villagers will buy 24–36 paper for an emerald, as part of their tier 1 trades.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.0.11 Added paper, which can be used to craft books.
1.6 Paper is now used to craft maps.
1.8 pre1 Paper is found in the new stronghold library chests.
Official release
1.4.2 12w34a Crafting paper and a compass give an empty map.
Maps start out at their closest zoom level and can be extended by adding more paper.
1.4.6 Paper is used to craft a firework rocket.
1.9 15w43a More than doubled the average yield of paper from stronghold library chests.
1.11 16w39a Cartographer villagers are added, which buy paper as their tier 1 trade.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added paper, which can be used to craft books.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added paper.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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