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Artist Paper & Pads
Loose Watercolor Papers
For centuries, France's Arches mill has created some of the world's most popular artist papers for many different uses. Each paper is mouldmade of 100% cotton and bears a watermark unique to the individual grade. Arches papers offer conservation quality, symbolized by the sign of infinity in the watermark of each. High quality Arches papers offer both beauty and preservation to all those who depend upon paper to endure.
These papers are well-suited to most printmaking and drawing techniques. Check below for specialty printmaking papers.
Hot Press 90lbs(185g/m2), 140lbs(300g/m2), and 300lbs(640g/m2) Available in white. A 100% cotton fiber paper, Hot Press produces a smooth finish and vivid colors.
Cold Press (90, 140, 300gsm) Available in white. A 100% cotton fiber paper, Cold Press paper has a textured finish to hold water and pigment.
Rough (90, 140, 300gsm) Available in white. With a 100% cotton fiber formula, Arches Rough papers have more tooth than cold press for better water absorbency.
Montval (300gsm) Available in white.
Strathmore Aquarius II (80lb/170gsm) Available in white. 22x30. Cotton and synthetic fibers. Cold press. Suitable for all watercolor techniques.
Masa Paper (77gsm) Available in white. Created from sulphite pulp, masa is a very smooth and versatile paper that is strong and even. Use with sumi painting, watercolor, printmaking techniques.
Yupo Paper (75lb.) Available in white. A synthetic paper (polypropylene) created in the USA, Yupo paper is waterproof, stain resistant and extremely durable. Yupo paper will not buckle or tear and will remain flat throughout the painting process.
Hosho Paper (85gsm) Available in natural white.
Drawing Pads & Sketchbooks
Sam Flax carries a full assortment of drawing pads and sketchbooks in hard to find sizes. Available in hardback, softback and/or spiral bound. We also carry many Canson brand pads and sketchbooks.
Stillman & Birn heavy-weight archival grade sketchbook paper is a superior surface for expressing your creativity. Suitable for pen, ink, dry media and watercolor, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks provide both internal and surface sizing, creating exceptional wet strength. Available in 100lb. (150gsm) and 180lb. (270gsm), in spiral or hardbound.
Strathmore is just one of the many brands we keep in stock, and with so many series, this list is just a sampling of what makes Strathmore one of the best-selling brands we carry.
200 Series, Bristol, Smooth, 260gsm, is an economical bristol weight board for finished artwork.
300 Series is a relatively lightweight paper suited for classroom experimentation, practice of techniques or quick studies with any dry media.
Mixed Media(190gsm), Newsprint(52gsm)
400 Series is a heavyweight, all-purpose paper excellent for practicing techniques or creating finished artwork using any dry media.
Sketch( 130gsm), Drawing(130gsm), Gray Scale(216gsm), Dry Media (163gsm), Mixed Media(300gsm),Pastels(118gsm)
500 Series is a heavyweight line of professional grade papers suitable for finished artwork.
Charcoal(95gsm), Marker Pad(50gsm), 2-ply, 3-ply, Bristol, Plate Vellum and Smooth
Windpower, Drawing, 130gsm
Windpower, Sketch, 89gsm
Loose Printmaking Papers
Cover Paper (250gsm) Available in white, cream and black. Created from 100% cotton fiber, Arches Cover paper can be used for printmaking. With a textured finish, it is a versatile paper preferred by pastel and mixed media artists.
88 Silk Screening Paper (300gsm) Available in white.
BFK Rives (175, 250, 280gsm) Available in white, cream, tan, lightweight cream, bright white, antique white, vanilla, black, light gray, cream and wheat.
Canson Edition Paper (250gsm) Available in white, cream, antique white, light gray, vanilla and wheat.
Canford Hosho Paper (85gsm) Available in white.
Stonehenge Printmaking Paper (90lb) Available in white.
We carry a selection of watercolor pads. With a variety of sizes, watercolor pads are a durable surface for traveling and are popular for sketching, illustration and archival quality paintings. The stability of a watercolor pad is a must-have for many watercolorists.
Loose Drawing Papers
NEW! Canva-Paper (290gsm) provides a canvas-like texture that is primed and ready for oil or acrylic paints without priming or preparation. The feel is like linen cloth and is primed with a high-performance barrier to absorb oil, bonding agents and water evenly, providing superb resistance by the surface paint layer. Acid free and bleed proof.
Mi-Teintes (170gsm) Available in 50 colors. Vellum textured with a high (66%) rag content, this paper is preferred by pastel, chalk, pencil and watercolor artists. Gelatin-sized, Mi-Teintes is one of the most popular papers.
Ingres (100gsm) Available in 22 colors. Student Bristol (Vellum & Smooth (100gsm) Available in white.
C' a Grain (111, 138 gsm), Colorline (150gsm) and Dessin (200gsm) Available in white.
Classic Cream (147gsm) Available in cream. Calligraphy Parchment (90gsm) Available in natural and white.
Student Drawing Paper (115gsm) and Marker Pro Layout Paper (68gsm) Available in white.
Foundation Charcoal Paper (95gsm) and Available in white.
En-Tout-Cas (220gsm) Available in white. A unique paper with a textured side for watercolors and pastels, and a smooth side for printmaking or illustration.
Daler-Rowney Canford Papers (150gsm) Available in 21 colors. (300gsm) Available in 15 colors.
Opalux (110gsm) Available in white.
Velour Paper (260gsm) Experiment with charcoal and pastels on velour to create a velvety softness and texture unlike other surfaces.
Sanded Pastel Paper An acid-free paper coated in aluminum oxide grit for texture, producing a pronounced tooth. Available in antique white and charcoal.