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 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").
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.
Lenox 100 250 gsm has a smooth white surface and works great for silkscreening, litho, etching and embossing. This paper was the first domestic paper to be made with 100% cotton. 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. This paper has been around for more than 40 years and it still 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.
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.
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 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 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.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 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.