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Denril pads from Borden & Riley are made with a versatile multi-media polypropylene material that combines the best properties of drafting film and paper.
This paper features a very smooth, translucent, double-sided matte surface that accepts pencil, pen and ink, markers, and other dry media. Easily erasable, Denril does not discolor or crack.
Tape-bound pads each contain 25 sheets of 51 lb paper. Pads are bound on the short side.
9" × 12"
229 mm × 305 mm
11" × 14"
279 mm × 356 mm
14" × 17"
356 mm × 432 mm
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Comments about Borden & Riley Borden & Riley Denril Multi-Media Vellum:
Buy this paper. If you have only ever used run of the mill vellum, buy this. I know all velum is smooth, but this takes itto another level.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I use this on a lightboard. I can see through several layers of it, I can use different media on it and I can erase. It does what I need in a way that I have not found in another product.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, timely delivery
By Laura the student
Blick is great for quality art supplies on a budget.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Borden & Riley Vellum.
By Inkke lady
I love this vellum the best of all that I have tried. I have used it for many years. I use it both for drawing transfer for watercolour, and for my calligraphy. It is in my opinion the best!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Couldn't live without it!
I am a jewelry designer & I'll never use paper again!
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This was painted on Denril
Tags: Made with Product, Paints, Judy Evans, Markers, Using Product, Gouache, Jewelry Design, Pencil Drawing
Tags: Jewelry Design, Rendering, Using Product, Gouache, Markers, Watercolor, Judy Evans, Made with Product, Gousche
Excellent and transparent paper
By Artist and calligrapher forever
from Petoskey, MI
I love the texture of this paper, and it is perfect for transferring drawings onto watercolour paper. Quality all the way.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Translucent, but not transparent
from New Jersey
I wasn't sure if this would be completely translucent or not based off the description, so I took a chance on it. As it turns out, while its translucent, its like a high quality tracing paper - that kind of whitish material that is see through.For what it is, I'm sure it's very good, but it wasn't what I was looking for at all. And because I had to open it up to see the sheets, I couldn't return it. This would've been solved for me, instantly, were there photos of the actual sheets instead of a photo of the sealed package.I probably won't buy this kind of thing online anymore unless I can see it for myself.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
good alternitive to mylar
from Minneapolis, MN
denril (polyester) film does what matte mylar does but its better for wet media in my opinion. It has slightly more tooth than mylar, un noticable as far as beig able to draw smoothly with nib pens, but it picks up ink and other wet media better than mylar does in my experience, its slightly less translucint than single matte mylar but then again this is double matte. it takes pencil and other dry media about the samefor those that have never used either, give some a try, its great. If you are using nib pens (hunt, speedball, etc.) in my opinion this is the best you can get,the pens will not skip on it, they draw smoother than on any other surface that I've tried, it looks like your drawing with a ruling pen! The there are a few drawbacks, one is that it takes a bit for the ink to dry, so you have to be carefull. Also an advantage and at the same time a disadvantage is the fact that you can erase your ink lines. This is not a problume for me because I draw my my prep drawing on another sheet and then lay the transulucint denril over it to ink it, so I don't need to erase my pencil. if you use a brush, it will be gennerally less opaque on this than it would on vellum or bristol, as the film does not really absorb any ink, my souloution to this (actually one a friend told me) is to mix india ink with carbon black acrilic paint at a 40 to 60 paint / ink ratio (if you want a super matte finish use the dick blick black cat ink and the liquitex basics ivory black) you need to put some ball berings in the bottle though and shake it up before each use.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Very versatile substrate
from San Pedro, CA
With this vellum, you can lift off mistakes completely, create layers of color on both sides to take advantage of its translucence, and use many different media. Of course, it does not take washes as smoothly as watercolor paper, but I didn't want it as a watercolor paper. Also, I had a little trouble telling which side was the more usable. But, that's easy enough to figure out. I'm using it for colored pencil, gouache and ink mixed media paintings and I find it an exciting substrate for that.
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