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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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Good quality weight
from San Marcos, CA
Comments about Bienfang Bristol Board Pads:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
(1 of 1 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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By G. Dee
This only pertains to the smooth finish, as I have not tried the vellum finish. The only positive about this product is the price. I bought this bristol to use with my dip pens and ink--and found it to be AWFUL! This paper does not take ink well at all--it feathers and bleeds, and in the end my ink looks far from sharp and crisp, it looks diluted and grayish. Maybe the vellum finish would be better, but, I've always preferred the smooth finish when I use bristol. If you plan on using art pens (microns, staedtler pigment linets, etc.) then your results won't be as horrendous; but as far as using dip pens and ink, this bristol is absolutely horrible!
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Albuquerque, NM
I used this product for school and It was priced very well as compared to the stores in my local area.
(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
The Best Brand
About Me Artist
I have been using bristol board for my colored pencil work for many years. I have used several different brands, but Bienfang is one of the best I have found.Both finishes are up to the latest standards for professional work, and yet would do just as well for classroom use.I am a freelance Artist; my work has stood the test of time (as far as fade-proof, long-term use, ease of use for drawing finished pieces, etc.) and this brand is one that I will continue to use again and again!
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