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Bienfang offers a convenient, economical way to buy bristol board — in 20-sheet pads. Available in a smooth or vellum surface, both options are acid-free. 146 lb (210 gsm).
Smooth Surface — Excellent for use with pens, pencils, inks, and markers.
Regular Surface — Excellent for use with graphite, charcoal, crayons, and pastels.
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Love this paper for colored pencil art
from Milford, MI
Comments about Bienfang Bristol Board Pads:
Smooth surface is great
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The short and sweet of what i have to say is: ".Great paper"
from key west florida
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great paper to work on
from New York City and Delhi, upstate NY
I worked on this paper with pastels, water color, and ink. The paper worked very well with all the above materials. I wish the manufacture could produce the paper in a larger size.
Good quality weight
from San Marcos, CA
Hard to find the large size in stores. It is a good product that I use for ink drawings and sometimes wash. Nice white and durable thickness.
I like the quality and smoothness
from Kodak, TN
I was and am very satisfied with all my products I ordered. I never have any qualms about any of the products except the shipping price. It had stated, no shipping costs and yet I had to pay for shipping.Regina M Dziak
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not good for ink drawings
from Glendale, Arizona USA
I often do ink drawings using Rapidographs and various Faber-Castell PITT pens, typically on Strathmore Series 300 bristol paper (with satisfactory results). I was curious about this paper due to the low price, and the positive reviews. So, I bought some. Regretfully, the negative reviews here are right. Ink on this paper results in feathering, spreading, and can easily soak through to the other side. It may be suitable for other media, but I recommend that artists using ink avoid this paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Port Wing, WI
I'm using this bristol paper to make a graphic novel. It's sturdy, has a great surface, and will hold up to watercoloring. Best bristol pad on the market.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite brand!
I've been using Bristol board for my artwork (mostly comic book art) for over 20 years, and Bienfang has always felt the best to me. I wish that Dick Blick had a physical location in Arizona, because I would load up on this regularly. As it is, I'm glad that I can get it online!It's great with pencils and ink; I highly recommend the smooth surface, though I do keep some vellum on hand in case the urge to go nuts with pencils overcomes me. There are a number of great Bristol board manufacturers, but Bienfang brand is by far the best!...now if only they made a pre-ruled 11x17 comic board out of this stuff!
from NY, NY
I use bristol board for many different things in my color and design class and i tried this bristol board because of its price but i found the texture to be nearly nonexistent even in the vellum surface. I will go back to using Strathmore bristol board, its worth the price difference.
Great bristol board!
Excellent product. I've tried both the vellum and plate finishes and both are great for my graphite and ink wash work. The paper is bright white and has a great feel. Plus it's reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Bienfang bristol to anyone!
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