Tengucho 25 x 38, 10 gsm White is the thinnest paper made in Japan. This paper is primarily produced for conservation and restoration of documents. Tengucho paper can also be used for book covering. This paper is acid-free and machine made of pure kozo pulp with cut edges
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,
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 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.
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.
Awagami Hakuho Select 17 x 20, 220 gsm is made of 45% kozo and 55% cotton. This sturdy paper is the first fine art paper to feature this unique blend of kozo and cotton fibers. Hakuho Select is extremely strong and resilient surface and can be used for woodcut but it is also sized enough for watercolor techniques.
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 Hosho Select Paper is a white handmade paper, 17 x 20, 80 gsm is made of 100% high alpha cellulose and has an unique trait of striped "laid" lines on this high quality fine art paper. This fine art paper has been long recognized from printmakers as one of the most versatile Japanese Fine Art washi papers. Awagami Select papers are acid-free, archival quality, and made with a strict attention to quality and preservation. All the papers from the Awagami Select Papers collection may be used by artists for a wide range of techniques from ink to printmaking to drawing.Awagami Hosho Select Paper is mostly known for woodblock prints. This Japanese hand made fine art paper is ideal for etching, hand lithography and wood block printing.
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.
Awagami Kitakata Green, a very soft hued green paper, 17 x 20, 36 gsm is made of 90% Gampi fiber and 10% alpha cellulose. This Kitakata has a subtle gloss yet soft surface. It is warmed-toned but yet resilient making the sheet rather dense.The Awagani Kitakata Green papers are designed for screen printing or block printing. They have one side smooth, ideal for drawing, and one side soft and lightweight, with high absorbency and strength.Kitakata Japanese Fine Art Paper is a go to paper for many types of printmaking art techniques, as it holds ink detail on its surface so well.The Kitakata paper can also be used for other projects such as printmaking, screen printing, intaglio, drawing, calligraphy, and many other uses, depending on each individual artist needs and techniques.
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.
Awagami Bunkoshi Select 17 x 20, 70 gsm is made of 30% Kozo and 70% Alpha Cellulose. This paper has a relative deep natural color and smooth surface.This papers texture is classically Japanese Fine Art Paper. The Awagami Editioning papers are created with the rich history of over 300 years of washi papermaking. This paper is acid free, archival quality, featuring four feathery deckled edges.It has no additional sizing which allows it to be ideal for printmaking, ink, drawing, and calligraphy art techniques.
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.
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.
Sekishu 24" x 39" is 35 gsm and white/cream. Sekishu is one of the oldest hand made papers in the world. It is made from Kozo, fibers and has a cream based white color. This paper has a feathered edge when water torn which allows it to blend with the paper which it is being mended. It is used for hinging, mending and backing. Sekishu is unsized and a great choice for printing. You can also use this paper for book production, repair and restoration. Sekishu can be used for collage work, intaglio printmaking and painting.
Kozo 25" x 38" is 46 gsm and has a natural color. This paper is exceptionally strong for its weight and has long fiber deckled edges. This paper can be used for a variety of different art projects: intaglio, mixed media works, bookbinding, restoration, drawing, painting and printmaking.
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.
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 lyeAwagami 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.
Mingeishi 25" x 37", 45 gsm is handmade of kozo, hemp and sulphite pulp. It is acid-free with 4 deckle edges and a laid finish. It comes in three different colors: White, Bright White and Natural.The Fujimori family, have owned and operated the Awagami paper factory since the late 1700s. Mingeishi paper is one of the papers manufactured by Awagami. This paper is manufactured by long-standing Japanese papermaking traditions using modern techniques and processes.Mingeishi refers to Japanese folk craft paper, or all purpose paper, which means it is suitable for all purpose paper. It can be used for various printing, printmaking and decorative applications.
Unryu Soushi 2 Ply White 26 x 43, 81 gsm is machine made of kozo and sulphite pulp and allows for printing impressions without lift. Soushi weight and two-ply fibers makes it an ideal choice for all printing and printmaking and can be used for stationery, calligraphy and interior design
Awagami Printmaking Bundle costs of some of the most premium Japanese printmaking papers wrapped up in one bundle. Each of these papers are 17" x 20" and have various weights, which are listed below: