The calender section of a paper machine consists of a calendar and other equipment. The paper web is run between in order to further smooth it out, which also gives it a more uniform thickness. The pressure applied to the web by the rollers determines the finish of the paper. The rolls are normally chilled roll, swimming according to quality of paper.
After calendering, the web has a moisture content of about 6% (depending on the furnish). It is wound onto a roll called a tambour, ind gored for final cutting and shiping