Masa Bright White 21" x 31", 86 gsm (often referred to as affordable Hosho). Masa paper is a type of machine-made Japanese art paper made of sulphite pulp and is acid free. The texture of this paper has a toothy feel on one side and a smooth feel on the other. This paper is perfect for student grade projects and has internal sizing and should be slightly dampened prior to printing.
Masa paper is soft and white, has internal and surface sizing. Masa can be used for a wide range of art techniques, including sumi painting, watercolor, and printmaking. One side is smoother and shinier than the other. Sometimes masa paper is called rice paper, however it is made from sulphite pulp.
A popular technique with watercolor painters is to crumple up a sheet of masa paper, put it into a container of clean water for thirty seconds or so, straighten it out, and then drop some paint onto it while it's still wet. The Masa paper becomes a textured, and wrinkled paper, with random colors of the paint you dropped on it.You can then flatten the sheet out, and leave it to dry. Be sure to mark which is the shiny side before you crumple the paper, so you can use the shiny side to flatten the sheet out.Uses, art techniques, sumi painting, watercolor, and various types of printmaking,
Fabriano Unica 22 x 30 250 gsm is a versatile paper that can be used by all printmaking as well as drawing and water media. It is made of 50% cotton and is acid free. This paper is produced with hydro-energy and is an ideal paper for all projects. Fabriano Unica is moderately priced for the art student, or the aspiring artist. It comes in two colors (ivory and white).
Fabriano Tiziano 20" x 26" 160gsm/75lb is acid free, archival quality, and made in Italy. This particular line of paper has a high cotton content, textured, highly lightfast, excellent surface marking and internal/external non-animal sizing. Artists at all skill levels, from the beginning students to the professional artist, will enjoy working with Fabriano Tiziano. Your art work will last for generations.Available in White and 39 wonderful colors. Fabriano Tiziano Paper, features a woven textured grain. The high cotton content gives the Tiziano paper a soft feel, with a toothy texture, making it ideal for pastels, pencil, graphite and charcoal techniques.This paper can also be used for other numerous type of art techniques: crayon, gouache, light washes, ink, tempera, air brush, watercolor techniques, art prints, letterpress, silkscreen printing and lithography.
Awagami Kitakata SH-16, 17 x 20, 36 gsm is made of 90% Gampi fiber and 10% high alpha cellulose. This Kitakata as a subtle gloss yet soft surface. It is warm-toned yet resilient and the sheet is rather dense making it ideal for many types of printmaking.The Awagami Kitakata SH-16 has one smooth side, ideal for drawing, and a soft side ideal for many printmaking techniques.This paper has deckle-edges on four sides, can comes in a natural color (eggshell).Philippine gampi is the main fiber for this paper that has a similar gloss to short-fibred 'mitsumata' paper. The paper is both dense and simultaneously glossy. Ideal for printmaking, copperplate, serigraph, screen printing, letterpress, chine colle, and more.
Hahnemuhle Biblio, #734, White, 31" x 42", grain direction short, 150 gsm is made in Germany using 100% Alpha Cellulose, watermarked, acid free, mouldmade and has 2 deckle edges. Made in Germany by Hahnemuhle, very reasonably priced and great for larger editions.You can use this paper for book arts, crafts, drawing,graphic design, invitations, pastel, printmaking, letterpress, printing, calligraphy, inkjet and laser.
Awagami Chiri Natural 25 x 38, 40 gsm is known as one of the most essential papers in the Japanese art paper world. It is known for its tonal quality and varied textured features. This paper has 2 deckle edges, acid-free and machine-made of sulphite pulp. This paper contains dark kozo specks scattered across a natural-colored background. You can use this paper for letterpress, digital printing, silkscreening, sumi-e and many decorative uses.
Unryu Soushi 2 Ply White 26 x 43, 81 gsm is machine made of kozo and sulphite pulp and allows for printing impressions without lift. Soushi weight and two-ply fibers makes it an ideal choice for all printing and printmaking and can be used for stationery, calligraphy and interior design
Awagami Bamboo Select 17 x 20, 170 gsm is made with 70% environmentally friendly bamboo and 20% recycled. This paper is slightly heavier than other washi and has a soft surface.Ideallly used for intaglio, block printing and letterpress.Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. There are many techniques of monoprinting.
Fabriano Tiepolo 22 x 30 290 gsm Soft White has 4 deckle edges and is mould-made with 100% acid free cotton paper with a beautiful watermark. The 100% cotton paper is suitable for etching, lithography, wood-cuts and engravings as well as drawing and other fine art techniques.In a traditional Italian soft white color this paper is versatile and strong for printmaking and can withstand the wear and tear of printmaking techniques. It has a smooth surface and excels in all printmaking techniques, silk-screening, embossing and digital printing. You can also use this paper for drawing, loose watercolor washing and other fine art media projects.
Hahnemuhle Copperplate, 31" x 47" 300 gsm is mould-made from Germany with 100% high alpha
cellulose. It is neutral pH, chlorine/acid free with 4 natural deckled edges
and medium textured surface. This paper has no surface sizing at all with very
little internal sizing. This technique gives the paper a soft handle with
fantastic absorbing qualities allowing it to need less soaking in preparation
You definitely do not need to soak this paper overnight, just simply misting or
dampening with a wet blotter will suffice. This paper has the ability to take
deep embossings without cracking around the plate edges and still dry flat
It has two watermarks which is the encircled rooster & hahnemuhle
spelled out and bordered. This paper is ideal for all types of printmaking
techniques. This paper is a less expensive mouldmade paper without compromising
its deluxe appeal and performance on the press. It has been labeled as being
the best copperplate printing paper in the market.
You can use this paper for all types of art techniques: hand lithography,
intaglio, letterpress, offset, pastel & charcoal, silkscreen, stationery
and many other art projects.
Tiepolo 27 x 39 290 gsm Soft White has 4 deckle edges and is mould-made with 100% acid free cotton paper with a beautiful watermark. The 100% cotton paper is suitable for etching, lithography, wood-cuts and engravings as well as drawing and other fine art techniques.In a traditional Italian soft white color this paper is versatile and strong for printmaking and can withstand the wear and tear of printmaking techniques. It has a smooth surface and excels in all printmaking techniques, silk-screening, embossing and digital printing. You can also use this paper for drawing, loose watercolor washing and other fine art media projects.