The stock is fed evenly across the 'wire', a seemless rolling wire mesh plate on which the pulp fibres bond together as the water is removed by gravity and suction.
The weight of the paper can also be adjusted by slowing down the wire to increase the layers of fibre in the paper. 
It is then wet rolled by a wire mesh 'dandy' roller to further consolidate the surface of the paper, force binding any remaining unbound fibres whilst they are still very wet.
The paper, now marginally dryer and therefore strong enough to be pressed, is couched through a felt roller which further reduces the water content down to around 50%.