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First appearances

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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 +

Computer and Console Editions only.

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 only.

Maps do not show the location marker by default; to add it, it must be combined with a compass using an anvil, or on the crafting grid in Windows 10 Edition.

(zoomed out)

Paper +

Computer, Windows 10 and Console 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.

Firework Rocket

Paper +

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

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.


Paper +

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 villagers will buy 24–36 paper for an emerald.

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.
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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