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Rives BFK is mouldmade in France from 100% cotton, acid free and has 4 deckled edges (2 natural deckles and 2 torn, done at the final stage of the papermaking process). Its smooth surface, soft feel and light sizing allows it to display every detail beautifully.Rives is perfect for many printmaking techniques: lithography, silkscreen, letterpress, intaglio, pastel & charcoal. This paper has been around since the beginning of the 19th century and was named after the owners of the Rives Mill in France from their initials: Blanchet Frères & Kiebler (BFK).
Rives Heavyweight and Lightweight is mouldmade in Europe with 100% cotton. These papers like the BFK are designed to have a wide range of fine art printmaking techniques. It is internally sized and has minimal surface sizing. Rives is perfect for intaglio, engraving, litho, calligraphy, letterpress, etching, relief printing, silkscreen, pen and ink, and all block printing. It is a very versatile paper. Rives comes with a unique trait for its edges. The 26" x 19" version has 2 natural deckled edges and one tear on the 19" side and one cut edge on the 26" side. the 26" x 40" is grain long with 2 natural deckles, but has 2 tear deckles along the short side (26").
Hahnemuhle Gutenberg Paper 31" X 41" comes in three weights 100 gsm, 130 gsm and 180 gsm. Gutenberg is a mould made German fine art paper with four deckled edges. It is an antique laid paper, excellent for pastels, letterpress, drawing, bookarts and conservation work. The paper is cream colored with small light and dark speckles. The laid side is textured, with the opposite side somewhat smoother.
Fabriano Unica 22 x 30 250 gsm is a versatile paper that can be used by all printmaking techniques as well as drawing and water media. It is made of 50% cotton and is acid free. Fabriano Unica paper is produced with hydro-energy and is an ideal paper for all projects. Unica has been tested to its limits in printing engraving and other printmaking techniques. Fabriano Unica is moderately priced for the art student, or the aspiring artist. It comes in two colors (ivory and white).The quality and value of Italian made paper is epitomized in Fabriano Unica.
Masa 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 soft 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 Tiepolo comes in 3 sizes 19" x 27" 22" x 30" and 27" x 39" both weighing 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.
Arches Cover Printmaking Paper 22" x 30" 250 gsm is mould-made from 100% cotton and has been around the art community for many years. This paper has two watermarks and two natural deckle edges. It has internal sizing with minimal surface sizing. Due to this technique this paper does not need to be completely soaked overnight prior to printing. Instead you just need to dampen the paper. This does not mean you cannot soak the paper overnight it is merely up to the individual art professional.You may use this paper for all printmaking techniques and it is rather versatile because it is possible to print this paper: wet, damp or dry with subtle texture. This paper is primarily a printmaking paper, however, many artists throughout the art community have been using it for many other art techniques: pencil, pastel, charcoal and others.
Somerset printmaking paper is a very popular grade produced by the historic St. Cuthbert's Mill in the UK. This paper has been around since the early 1970's. Legion in the 90's worked with the mill based on the demands of the printmaking community to make the limited range of Somerset to become the most complete offering of mouldmade printmaking paper ever manufactured by one mill. Somerset is great for drawing due to the soft handle and supple feel in all three surfaces it offers. It is also known in the stationery industry and working well with letterpress, engraving, thermography and embossing. In the 90's when digital printing started to become popular Somerset was one of the first fine art paper to gain popularity in this new world. Due to this Somerset became available in more sizes and weights to meet the demand. This then led to the inkjet coated version, Somerset Enhanced Velvet, which is an important paper of fine art giclee printing.Somerset is mouldmade in the UK with 100% cotton and has 4 deckles.
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.
Stonehenge Aqua watercolor paper is finely crafted that performs way beyond its pricing point. It is affordable watercolor paper that has been tested to its limit with an outcome of it having no limits. This paper is perfect for wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry.Stonehenge Aqua has been crafted to make blending effortless, where lifting is not a chore and it welcomes masking. It comes in both Cold-Press and Hot-Press and Stonehenge Aqua gives the artist everything they need in an expensive paper but without the high cost. This paper is ideal for any artist that is wanting to test their watercoloring potential.Water plus paint equals watercolor and Stonehenge Aqua watercolor paper is the paper every artist deserves. Stonehenge Aqua has a beautiful finish that welcomes your paint, for any watercolor task and technique.Stonehenge Aqua is made from 100% cotton and has 2 deckled edges and 2 cut edges. It is sized for watercolor with superior quality and contains no animal gelatin. This paper has been synthetically sized and is perfect for watercolor.
Pescia 22" x 30" 300 gsm is made with 100% cotton from Italy. This paper is smooth with internal sizing but has very little surface sizing. This makes Pescia ideal for all printmaking processes. Pescia has deckled on all four sides and displays the watermark of the old CM logo. It is smooth and supple to the touch. Pescia can be used for intaglio, messotint, aquatint, etching, woodblock, stone litho, etching, silkscreen, drawing, graphite, colored pencil, pastel and charcoal.
Chiri Natural 25 x 37, 35 gsm is known as one of the most essential papers made in Thailand. It is made from locally cultivated mulberry fibers which are harvested from living mulberry trees. Thai Chiri features tiny chips of mulberry bark which adds dimension and texture to the sheet. This paper is made from 100% kozo, it is chrisp and lightweight with 2 natural deckles. You can use this paper for collage, decorative, lampshades, layering, scrapbooking and stationery.
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. This Japanese Fine Art Paper has a smooth finish developed for printmaking.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.
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 silky smooth side, ideal for drawing, and a soft side ideal for many printmaking techniques.This paper has natural deckle-edges on four sides, and comes in a natural color (eggshell). This Japanese Fine Art Paper has a delicate laid pattern on the soft side.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.
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 (grain long). 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.
Domestic Etching 26" x 40" with a weight of 175 GSM (approximately 85 lbs). This paper is an off white color and is made of 50% cotton. This paper has been used by many artists from the starting student to the professional for decades. Even with all the other substitutes out there Domestic Etching is still holding its popularity for use in the art world. Domestic Etching has a blend of sulphite and cotton which gives it great internal strength to withstand plate work from a handpress. One side of the paper is smooth and the other has a slight vellum finish which is perfect for many drawing techniques from graphite, pencils, charcoal to pastels. With this paper being internally and externally sized it is great for some offset printing and silkscreening. Domestic Etching is made in the USA with 50% cotton and 50% sulphite. It can be used for hand lithography, intaglio, letterpress, offset, pastel and charcoal, silkscreen and thermography.
Rives de Lin (Rives of Flax) is mould made, acid free and buffered containing 85% cotton and 15% linen. Rives de Lin has long fluffy deckled edges giving it the appearance of a handmade paper. It has two natural deckles and two simulated meaning it was torn at the finishing stage.Rives de Lin is lightly sized and is praised for his resilience and elasticity. The linen gives it the tensile strength that makes it superb for embossing. Rives de Lin watermark includes the words, Moulin du Gue, the mill at the shallow part of the river. You can use this paper for hand lithography, intaglio, letterpress, offset, pastel & charcoal, silkscreen, stationery and watercolor.
Unryu Soushi White 24 x 39, 49 gsm is machine made of kozo and sulphite pulp and allows for printing impressions without lift. Soushi weight makes it an ideal choice for all printing and printmaking and can be used for stationery, calligraphy and interior design
Arches Text Wove 26" x 40" is 120 gsm is mould-made in France with 100% cotton and 4 deckles. Arches Text Wove has a soft textured, lightweight creamy white sheet and is great for all around multi use paper. Arches Text Wove can be used for book binding, calligraphy, laser, letterpress, offset, pen & ink, pastel & charcoal, relief printing, silkscreen and stationery.
Hahnemuhle Printmaking Bundle are all 22" x 30" but come in various weights and they are listed below. This bundle has some of the most premium printmaking paper made from Hahnemuhle:
Fabriano Printmaking Bundle consists of varies sizes and weights of some of the most premium printmaking paper from Fabriano.
Mohawk Superfine historically has been one of the best printing papers. In the Fine Art world, it lends itself incredibly well to all drawing techniques, colored pencil, calligraphy, pen, ink and screenprinting. Mohawk Superfine is completely archival and acid free. It is offerend in an Eggshall and Smooth finish. Although, not cotton fiber paper. Mohawk Superfine is one of the premier papers made from wood pulp offering amazing stability and consistency.