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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").
Stonehenge paper is made from 100% cotton. Stonehenge was created to rival the more expensive mouldmade paper from Europe. This paper was created in 1972 for the printmaking community but it quickly gained popularity by more areas of work in the artist community. Stonehenge has now became worldwide known for paper that works fantastically in many applications in the fine art world. Making it versatile and affordable for not only the professional artist but also great choices for aspiring students. Stonehenge is the most preferred cotton paper of choice for Colored Pencil. This paper is great for a wide variety of art techniques like wax and oiled based colored pencils without any build up. Stonehenge allows the colors to penetrate and absorb into the paper. It is also excellent for silkscreen with the ability to take on 50-75 applications of colors being printed one at a time. Stonehenge comes in many different colors. It is made in the USA and is an excellent paper to be used by the artist community. You can use this paper for hand lithography, intaglio, letterpress, offset, pen and ink, pastels, charcoal, relief printing, silkscreen, watercolor and stationery.
Hahnemuhle Copperplate, comes in 2 sizes 22" x 30" and 31" x 47" both with weights of 300 gsm. Copperplate 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. Copperplate 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 for printing.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 after printing. Hahnemuhle Copperplate has a watermark of their encircled Rooster. This paper is ideal for all types of printmaking techniques. Copperplate is a less expensive mouldmade paper without compromisiing its deluxe appeal and performance on the press.You can use this paper for all types of art techniques: hand litho, intaglio, letterpress, offset, pastel & charcoal, silkscreen, stationery, etching, invitations, embossing and many other art projects. Hahnemuhle Copperplate 22" x 30" 300 gsm comes in three colors: Bright White #721, Extra Bright White #745 and Warm White #718.Hahnemuhle Copperplate 31" x 47" 300 gsm comes in two colors: Bright White #722 and Warm White #719.
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.
Hahnemuhle Durer Etching 22" x 30" comes in 250 gsm and 300 gsm made from 100% cotton rag with watermarks. Durer Etching has deckled edges. It is genuine mould-made printmaking paper suitable for an extensive range of printing techniques. Durer Etching new paper has a soft, cold pressed textured which is smooth but robust for soaking and stretching. This paper is suitable for any form of printmaking techniques: etching, engraving, mezzotint, drypoint, collograph and all types of intaglio, relief and lithographic printing or silk screen and serigraphic printing. Durer Etching is internally sized and displays the consistent quality of a machine made paper. Each piece has the watermark of the Rooster and Hahnemuhle. This paper has the individual character of a hand made paper as it is made by Hahnemuhle in Germany on a mould-made paper making machine.
Lenox 100 is 250 gsm and has a vellum surface and works great for silkscreening, litho, etching and embossing. Its medium textured surface makes it ideal for pencil, graphite, and charcoal drawing techniques. Lenox 100 is machine made with no deckled edges or watermark.Lenox 100 provides a medium textured surface making a great piece of paper to work with for a reasonable price. Lenox 100 paper was developed in the 1970's specifically for the fine art community. Lenox 100 is a great paper to work with for many different art applications. It is made in the USA, white, neutral pH and acid free.
Fabriano Murillo, Full Sheet Size 27" x 39", In addition Acuity offers half sheet Murillo 27" x 19" - Fabriano Murillo 360 gsm is a hefty card stock with neutral pH and acid free. The paper has a wove surface with trimmed edges and comes in many vibrant and popular colors. Fabriano Murillo is a hefty card stock paper with trimmed edges and comes in many vibrant colors. This paper is both internally and externally sized with the heavy weight special texture it is well suited for printmaking. Many artist use it for Gouache.Mouldmade in Italy of 15% cotton, 85% sulphite, neutral pH, internally and externally sized. This heavy 360 gram paper has a special texture. Well suited for book art as well as printmaking.Many artist use Fabriano Murillo with the Gouache method guache, is one type of watermedia, paint consisting of pigment, water, a binding agent, and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting.
Developed for graphic design and multimedia, Murillo’s unique blend of color, texture and thickness lends itself to any project where a paper’s rigidity is key.
Excellent for embossing, etching and drawing its internal sizing also allows for light water media and offset printing.It is perfect for graphic design, modeling, multimedia, embossing, printmaking, pastel, book art, scrapbooking, etching, drawing, inks, colored pencils, graphite and pastels. Fabriano Murillo has internal sizing which allows for light water media and offset printing.
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.
Arches Platine is made from 100% cotton and has a satiny smooth finish with four deckled edges. This paper has a watermark to add to the premium quality this paper brings to the Fine Art Paper world. This paper was designed for photographic artisans who print using palladium and platinum printing process. In order to do this delicate process your paper must be free of any alkaline or buffering substances or chemicals due to the acidic solutions in the clearing process of the final print. Arches Platine was the first paper designed for this process. This papers wet strength to take on chemical baths is a needed attribute for this printing process.
Pergamenata Parchment 28" x 40" comes in 3 weights (110, 160, 280 gsm). Pergamenata is an Italian-made paper with 100% sulphite and is 100% translucent. It has a crisp snap which gives it a hard feel you would expect from an actual sheet of animal parchment. Pergamenata Parchment is ideal for certificates, diplomas and award documents. It can be used for blind embossing, calligraphy, decorative, foil stamping, laser printing, letterpress, offset, pen and ink, silkscreen and stationery.
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.
Legion Coventry Rag paper was created in 1971 to meet the needs of artists and silkscreen printing. This paper was design to be able to take on an abundance of overlay printing. It can take upwards of 50-75 colors. Coventry is internally sized with some surface sizing. This paper is unique and a pleasure to work with for artists. The amount of art techniques it can provide for makes it one of the more versatile papers to be used by artists. Coventry Rag is made in the USA with 100% cotton, neutral pH, acid free, buffered with calcium carbonate. You can use this paper for calligraphy, hand litho, intaglio, letterpress, offset, drawing, watercolor, silkscreen and other techniques. Coventry Rag is a great paper and has been used for decades.
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.
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.
Fabriano Vice Versa (Elle Erre) 20 x 27 220 gsm/ 135 lbs is a resilient heavyweight card stock paper. It is acid-free paper and produced with 100% ECF Cellulose Pulp that is FSC certified. This guarantees that the wood fibers come from forests managed according to strict environmental standards. It has a high versatility allowing it to be used as fine art paper for offset printing, modeling, book art, scrapbooking, folders, greening cards, and crafts. It is enhanced by a uniquely double-sided surface. An ample and vivacious range of colors. It lends itself to different uses because of its two surfaces, one rough, the other smooth, with these characteristics, Fabriano Vice Versa is suitable in particular for schools, graphic designers, poster artists and all graphic and technical paper uses.The smooth bristol side is perfect for felt and marker pens while the lightly textured side accommodates all drawing and pastel applications. This resilient heavyweight paper allows it to be remarkable for rubbing and scratching abilities.
Fedrigoni Cocktail has been cut in half measuring 19" x 27", 290 gsm / 140 lbs is acid free produced with lignin free cellulose pulp from sustainable forest (FSC certified). This product is environmentally friendly hydro-power process. It is completely bio-degradable and recyclable. This line of paper is resilient heavyweight card stock paper. The coating with tiny mica particles gives the appealing pearlescent sheen to the paper while increasing its lightfastness (Cuba Libre and Purple Rain semi-lightfast). This paper is ideal for card making, craft, markers, felt pens, soft oil pastels, sketching, charcoal, fountain pens, offset printing, hot foil stamping and embossing.
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.
Rising Drawing Bristol 22" x 30" is rated by the number of plies it contains (we currently carry the 2ply). Drawing Bristol is an uncoated, machine-finished paperboard with 100% sulphite. It has two finishes; plate is as smooth as glass and is very good for pen and ink, vellum finish is a lightly textured surface with a little friction based and great for crayon, chalk or charcoal. Rising Drawing Bristol is typically used for drawing, illustration, pastel, charcoal, silkscreen, calligraphy, offset, 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
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.
Legion Art Coated Cover (New, Improved version now available) comes white with the dimensions of 19 7/8" x 26" weighing 270gsm. This product is made from 100% high alpha cellulose, made in the USA and is acid free. It has a clay coated finish, on both sides, which provides an incredibly smooth surface for Silverpoint drawing. Legion Art Coated was introduced in the 70's for offset printing. Throughout the years it is one of the favorites for offset printing and also has found a niche in the Silverpoint drawing art technique. This paper is heavyweight quality with sized smooth surface that allows the printer to lay down multiple colors without the color lifting or linting onto the offset blanket.