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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, intaglio, 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").

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.

Stonehenge is the most perferred 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 Ingres Hahnemühle Ingres, 19" x 25" 100 gsm

Hahnemuhle Ingres, 19" x 25" 100 gsm in 12 colors. Hahnemuhle Ingres 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 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

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.

Stonehenge Aqua Black Stonehenge Aqua Black

Stonehenge Aqua Black is the first 100% cotton black watercolor paper. Black paper is not a new invention but black with 100% cotton paper sized for watercolor is.

Black allows the artist to rethink how to create works of art instead of building up shadows, you must build up light.

Legion was able to work directly with artists to create a unique watercolor paper. Stonehenge Aqua black is developed due to all the metallic, pearlescent, iridescent and interference watercolor paints that have been introduced into the market.

Stonehenge Aqua Black watercolor has been introduced at the perfect time and is a first of its kind for watercolor papers.

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 techniques. 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

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 durable. 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 nonabsorbent 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 Yupo's ability to for lifting. It has the ability to return to a painting and redo areas 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 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.

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.

Somerset Paper Somerset Printmaking Paper

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.

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 quality and contains no animal gelatin. This paper has been synthetically sized and is perfect for watercolor.

Pergamenata Parchment Pergamenata Parchment 27 x 39

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 Paper Pescia 22 x 30 300 gsm

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 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 25 x 38, 30 gsm

Kinwashi (also known as Ogura Natural) comes in White or 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.

The Kinwashi White has small fibers and the Cream has long fibers throughout the paper.

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.

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, 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.

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.