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Rives BFK Rives BFK Printmaking Paper

Rives BFK is made with 100% cotton and has 4 deckled edges (2 natural deckles and 2 simulated, torn at the final stage of the printmaking process). Rives BFK is mouldmade in France and is ideal for printmaking. Its smooth surface and soft feel with a light sizing allows to display every detail beautifully.

Rives BFK has a smooth, absorbent surface and with it being made from 100% cotton it gives it a soft feel. Rives is perfect for many art techniques: lithography, silkscreen, letterpress, intalgio, pastel & charcoal and other techniques. This paper has been around since the beginning of the 19th century. This paper was named after the owners of the Rives Mill in France from their initials: Blanchet Fr
ères & Kiebler (BFK).

Rives Heavyweight and Lightweight Rives Heavyweight and Lightweight

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 Ingres Antique Hahnemühle Ingres Antique, 19" x 25" 100 gsm

Hahnemuhle Ingres Antique, 19" x 25" 100 gsm in 12 colors. Hahnemuhle Ingres Antique also comes in White, 31" x 41" 150gsm and is mould-made in Germany and has 4 deckled edges with a neutral pH. This paper is made of 100% Alpha Cellulose and has a toothed finished with an even-laid formation.


The Hahnemühle mould-made Ingres papers, named after the famous French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Inges (1780-1867) are produced on a cylinder mould with deckled edges. Due to its fine-ribbed and toothed surface, this paper features a modest look. Ingres is perfectly suited for the dry drawing and painting techniques, such as pencil, chalks, pastel and red chalk. You may also used Hahnemuhle Ingres Antique paper in many printing techniques.

The individual sheets are deckle-edged on all four sides and available in 12 colors in the 19" x 25" 100 gsm but comes in 31" x 41" 150 gsm in White. They are not only well suited for drawing and painting but also for different printing techniques or the use as exclusive envelope or cover material.

Hahnemuhle Bugra Hahnemühle Bugra, 33" x 41", 130 gsm

Hahnemuhle Bugra, 33" x 41", 130 gsm is a type of paper that is mouldmade. It is made in Germany by Hahnemuhle, with two genuine deckle and two straight edges, with 100% alpha cellulose, duo-surface paper. One side of Bugra has laid lines with a tooth like texture and the other side is smooth. It is acid free and age resistant, archival quality.

Bugra can be used for many different art projects. It has a wide variety of artistic possibilities any artist would enjoy working with this type of paper: dry painting and drawing, several printing techniques, pastels, charcoal, graphite, and other drawing techniques.

Bugra Fine Art Paper comes in 22 different colors.

Hahnemuhle Bugra paper can also be used in book arts, inkjet, woodcut, monoprint, covers, cards, rubbing stamping laser, letterpress, graphic design, multimedia and other art projects.


Hahnemuhle Copperplate 30 Hahnemühle Copperplate, 300 gsm

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 Fabriano Unica 22 x 30 250 gsm

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.

Arches 88 Arches 88 Silkscreen Paper, 22" x 30" 300 gsm / 140 lbs

Arches 88 22" x 30" 300 gsm 140 lbs is mouldmade in France with 100% cotton and has four deckled edges. This paper was originally developed for silkscreening art process. However, as the years have gone by it has transitioned to being used for many printmaking processes.

This paper is resilient for printmaking and due to this is why it is an excellent choice for silkscreen. Keep in mind this paper is unsized. You can use this paper for litho, silkscreen, etching, pencil and other art projects.

Durer Etching Hahnemühle Durer Etching 22" x 30"

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.

Hahnemuhle 1584 Hahnemühle 1584 Pure Cotton 22" x 30", 300 gsm

Hahnemuhle 1584 Cotton 22" x 30", 300 gsm is ideal for woodcut and silkscreen printing processes. This paper is made from 100% pure cotton and is unsized and consequently extremely absorbent. 1584 has a satin-finish making for a smooth surface. It is firm and hard-wearing while the cotton fibers provide flexibility and it has 4 deckled edges with the Hahnemulhe watermark.

Masa Masa Printmaking Paper, 21" X 31", 86gsm

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,

Lenox 100 Lenox 100, 250 gsm

Lenox 100 paper is 250 gsm has a smooth white surface and works great for silkscreening, litho, etching and embossing. Its medium textured surface makes it ideal for pencil, graphite, and charcoal drawing techiques. Lenox 100 is machine made with no deckled edges or a watermark.

Lenox 100 has an off white shade with a medium textured surface gives it 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, neutral pH, acid free and has a subtle texture.

Fabriano Murillo Fabriano Murillo, 27" x 39" & 27" x 19" - 360 gsm

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.

Legion Yupo Watercolor Paper Legion Yupo Polypropylene Paper 26" X 20"

Yupo Watercolor paper is a synthetic paper that is machine-made in the USA with 100% polypropylene. Using this material for making the paper gives it a surface that repels water. Yupo is waterproof, stain resistant and duable. It has a bright white smooth finish that gives artists the flexibility to work with it in many different ways to give it a unique and creative result.

Yupo is very smooth and it gives it a unique feeling when you are to draw or paint on it than traditional watercolor paper. Another unique trait for this paper is the surface may be wiped clean to restore the original white of the sheet. This is a fantastic feature for beginner artists. Yupo also is great for more advanced artists and experimental artists as its uniqueness allows the artists to have a different perspective when creating works of art.

Yupo slick, smooth non absorbent features will give the artist a drastic change in the way you would traditional paint, print or draw. This sheet of paper allows you to be able to capture artist techniques that are impossible on conventional watercolor and drawing papers.

Another unique trait is Yupos ability to for lifting. It has the ability to return to a painting and redo ares over and over even if it has been months since you touched the work of art as water activates the paint. You are able to build layers of paint like an oil painter does on a canvas. Then you are able to remove them to reveal the white of the sheet. Once your art is fully complete you can spray it with matte-clear finishing spray to seal and protect it. Keep in mind to only do this after your works of art is finalized as it is very difficult to make changes after it has been sealed.

You may use Yupo for Acrylic painting, alcohol inks, debossing, monotype, offset, oil pastels, pencil/graphite, silkscreen, watercolor and sumi-e ink.

Tiepolo Fabriano Tiepolo 290 gsm Soft White

Fabriano Tiepolo comes in 2 sizes 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.

Fabriano Rosaspina Fabriano Rosaspina Printmaking Paper

Fabriano Rosaspina comes in 2 sizes 20" x 27" and 27" x 39". Rosaspina 20" x 27" comes in only one weight being 220 gsm but the 27" x 39" comes in 2 weights one 220 gsm and the other is 285 gsm. This paper is excellent for all printmaking techniques and performs as well as 100% rag papers. This paper has 60% cotton content and lack of external sizing gives it a soft surface which is ideal for etching and aquatint. It is mould-made and acid-free with 4 deckle edges.

All weights and sizes of Rosaspina come in two colors: white and ivory.

Rosaspina is excellent for all printmaking techniques. It lacks external sizing which gives it a soft surface making it ideal for etching and aquatint.
The sheet’s watermark runs parallel to the two smaller sides of the sheet and reproduces the Fabriano trademark and logo.

You can also use this paper for an upscale drawing paper.

A hidden jewel amongst printmaking papers, Rosaspina performs as well as 100% rag papers - excellent for all printmaking techniques, including etching, lithography and silk-screening.

Arches Cover Arches Cover Printmaking Paper, 22" x 30", 250gsm

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.

Stonehenge Paper Legion Stonehenge Paper

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.

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 stationary.

Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper

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 wuality and containts no animal gelatin. This paper has been synthetic sized and is perfect for watercolor.

Legion Coventry Rag Legion Coventry Rag Paper

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.

Ginwashi Cream Awagami Ginwashi Cream, 25 x 38, 39 gsm

Awagami Ginwashi Cream, 25 x 38, 39 gsm has cut edges and is machine-made of manila hemp and kozo with short silver and natural fibers with a creamy natural background. This paper is acid-free and absolutely stunning which makes a great addition to many art projects.

Ginwashi is lightweight, the addition of the short silver and natural fibers adds to the texture of the semi-transparent paper. The textured finish is on one side, the other side is mostly smooth.

This paper is mostly used for printmaking, painting and digital printing. Using Ginwashi for an overlaying effect, or layering technique is a very effective decorative use of the paper.

It is also suitable for many different type of art projects as far as batik water color, fly leaves, chine colle, lampshades, collages and other decorative art projects.

Kinwashi Cream Awagami Kinwashi Cream 25 x 38, 30 gsm

Kinwashi (also known as Ogura Natural) Cream 25 x 38, 30 gsm is machine-made in Japan from with manila hemp and kozo long swirling fibers. It has cut edges and the paper is lightweight yet durable with texture fibers on one side and smooth on the other side.

This paper is slightly lighter than Ginwashi which allows it to be used for many art projects. You can use this type of paper for any overlay application, lampshades, collages, shoji screens and book arts. It can also be used for stationary projects, printing, printmaking and many other artistic projects.

Chiri Natural Awagami Chiri Natural 25 x 38, 40 gsm

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.

Okawara Student Grade Okawara Student Grade White, 18 x 25, 51 gsm

Okawara Student Grade White, 18 x 25, 51 gsm this is acid free and handmade of kozo and hemp fibers with 4 deckle edges and a laid finish. Okawara Student Grade is a relative thick Japanese paper making it deal for book arts, printmaking, conservation and brush painting.

Shiramine Select Awagami Shiramine Select 17x 20, 110 gsm

Awagami Shiramine Select 17x 20, 110 gsm is made from 30% kozo, 15% hemp and 55% High Alpha Cellulose. One side of the heavy paper is highly textured with a soft feel, the opposite side of the paper is smooth.

The paper has four naturally feathered deckled edges. This paper is off white in color. The textured side is used for printmaking applications, while the smooth side can be used for painting and drawing.

This fine art paper has a relative thickness and generous sizing which allows it to be a versatile paper for many art mediums including printmaking, painting and drawing.

Kitakata SH-16 Awagami Kitakata SH-16, 17 x 20, 36 gsm

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, can 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.

Kitakata  Select Awagami Kitakata Select 17 x 20, 90 gsm

Awagami Kitakata Select 17 x 20, 90 gsm is made of 90% Gampi fiber and 10% high alpha cellulose.

The Awagami Kitakata Select is a Japanese Fine Art Paper in a natural cream color, with four deckle edges.

Kitakata Select is one of the Awagami Editioning paper, it is a heavier weight version of the original Kitakata Washi. This particular type of Kitakata, one side has a subtle gloss feel but has density and the other side is a soft surface.

This paper is great for many types of printmaking, especially for lithography, also the Kitakata Select can be used for block printing, screen printing and other art techiques.

kozo natural select Awagami Kozo Natural Select 17 x 20, 46 gsm

Awagami Kozo Natural Select 17 x 20, 46 gsm is crafted with 80% kozo and 20% high alpha cellulose. This paper is unique in its texture making it exceptionally strong but still rather flexible.

Due to this texture of paper it is suitable for numerous type of art projects such as intaglio, mixed media works, bookbinding and art restoration.

In addition the Awagami Kozo Natural Select may be used by artists for a wide range of techniques from ink to printmaking to drawing.

Okawara Select Awagami Okawara Select 17 x 20, 51 gsm

Awagami Okawara Select 17 x 20, 51 gsm is made of 25% kozo and 75% high alpha cellulose.

This paper has four natural deckled edges. The paper is one of the finest Japanese papers available. Awagami uses purely natural materials, so there may be slight variations in the paper.

The Awagami Okawara Select paper has a warm natural color. This paper is of medium weight and has a subtle surface texture, on one side. Making the soft side ideal for various printmaking techniques. The other side is smooth, ideal for drawing with pencil and graphite.

The paper is very versatility and has an affordable price making Okawara an international standard for printmaking students. Using Oil based colors Okawara can be used with lithography, etching, silkscreen and woodcut. Using water based colors wood cut printmaking is recommended by Awagami.

Awagami Editioning Papers Awagami Editioning Papers Sample Pack, 8.5 x 10.5

Awagami Editioning Papers Sample Pack consist of 2 sheets of 10 different Awagami papers. These sheets have been cut from the original full sheets: (Kitakata, Kitakata Green, Kitakata Select, Hosho Select, Bamboo Select, Shiramine Select, Kozo Natural Select, Okawara Select, Hakuho Select and Bunkoshi Select).

Each sheet is acid-free, archival and made with a strict attention to quality and preservation. These papers are used in many different art techniques from ink to printmaking to drawing. The full size of these papers have 4 feathery deckled edges that add a subtle refinement to finished works of art.

Mulberry Mulberry 33 and 38, 45 gsm Off White

Awagami Mulberry 33 and 38, come in 2 sizes 25" X 33" and 25" x 38", 45 gsm Off White is handmade from kozo and sulphite pulp and is acid-free. Mulberry paper, also known as Kozo paper, provides a luxurious foundation for many art, craft and design projects. The paper feathers beautifully when hand torn. Because mulberry paper has a neutral pH, it makes a wonderful art paper for long-lasting projects. It has a wide laid formation with 4 deckle edges.

Kozo, a type of mulberry, is the most commonly used fiber in making Japanese paper. The kozo branches are boiled and stripped of their outer bark, and then dried. The fibers are then boiled with lye to remove the starch, fat and tannin, and then placed in running water to remove the lye

Awagami Mulberry Paper is handmade from the inner fiber of the mulberry to produce an exceptionally pure, translucent paper, used by paper and painting conservators in repair and lamination. It is very strong, despite its light weight.

The uses are almost endless: collage, painting, scrapbooking, note cards, lamp shades, wedding invitations, and many, many more.

This papers strength, softness, flexibility make it the most versatile sheet for printers and printmakers.

Awagami Mulberry is great for printing, silkscreen, hand lithography and book arts.