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Now the papers that inspire artists' work can support it, too. Canson Art Boards feature a range of best-selling Canson and Arches papers on rigid, archival backing for a variety of media and techniques — from illustration and comic art to drawing, watercolor, and pastel.
Each Canson Art Board is as rugged as it is beautiful, created to withstand the rigors of repeated watercolor washes or the pressure of building up pastel. And because they're mounted on white, acid-free, lignin-free, archival conservation board, they're both durable and enduring.
Canson Art Boards are ready for framing without mounting, eliminating a step as well as the added expense. The art finished on acid-free paper is displayed and protected on two-ply, 1.2 mm archival Canson conservation board, making self-preservation simple. Buffered, without optical brightening agents, and treated to resist mold, these art boards are compliant to ISO 9706, the standard for permanent paper.
Arches Art Board
This board is the ultimate choice for watercolor, gouache, or ink washes. It features a natural white, handmade French paper in Cold Press, Hot Press, or Rough surface textures. Cold Press 65 point. Hot Press 60 point. Rough 65 point. 185 gsm.
Black Drawing Art Board
This board provides a dramatic surface for pencil, chalk, and gouache. The very finely textured surface paper is acid-free and highly resistant to light and fading. 60 point. 150 gsm.
Bristol Plate Art Board
This board provides an ideal foundation for pen-and-ink renderings, technical drawings, or work in hard pencil. It has a rich, natural white surface that is hard enough to support detailed work. 60 point. 130 gsm.
C' a Grain Art Board
C' a Grain Art Board provides a luxurious surface with a pronounced texture for drawing that stands up to repeated erasing and reworking. It is ideal for charcoal, Conté crayon, pastels or very soft pencil. 180 gsm.
Canva-Paper Art Board
Primed and ready for oil paints, oil pastels, acrylic paints, or gouache without priming or preparation, the canvas-like surface of this art board is treated with a high-performance barrier to absorb oil, bonding agents, and water evenly. The rigid, acid-free backing allows for easy mounting in wood or metal frames.
Edition Art Board
The substantial textured surface of Edition art board is excellent for drawing and multimedia expression. Available in either Vanilla or White. 65 point. 250 gsm.
Manga Art Board
Made without optical brighteners, this ultra-smooth illustration and drawing art board offers a brilliant, extra-white foundation that provides superior contrast for ink, marker, felt-tip pen, and pencil. The board also stands up well to erasing and scraping. 65 point. 130 gsm.
Montval Watercolor Art Board
This is an ideal substrate for watercolor, acrylic, gouache, or ink washes. Montval art board features natural white French watercolor paper with a cold press surface. 65 point. 185 gsm.
Pure White Drawing Art Board
This pure white art board offers a luminous, fine-textured surface that is ideal for detailed work in pen, pencil, or colored pencil. This sturdy substrate is also erasable. 60 point. 130 gsm.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
® Canson is a registered trademark.® Arches is a registered trademark.
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from Monroe, nh
Comments about Canson Art Boards:
Top notch surface and substance. Eliminates the need for a separate back board.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Norman, OK
I use this board for my watercolors and love the amount of water you can use. Great texture!
Not exactly what I expected but still worth the investment
from Arnold, MO
When I first saw this product, I thought it was similar to the arches art boards, but a lot cheaper. It was not. The art board is watercolor paper glued to acid free cardboard. I have in the past glued, using a pH neutral glue, thinner watercolor paper (90 lb), onto heavy pH neutral card stock and created a more resilient painting surface. This product works great but I think I will just purchase standard watercolor paper in the future.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Nice surface to paint to
from Near Syracuse NY
I used arches 140 rough canson board, as an easy way to try working with rough paper with watercolor for the first time. I bought 5 16x29 boards, and just completed my first painting. It was an interesting experiment, as I had never used the boards before, either. The board had the quality of Arches paper, with the ease of not having to mount it to a backing board. I did 3 heavy washes, and found that after the 2nd wash, the entire board bent in the middle so that it wouldn't lie flat. But after it dried thoroughly, it had layed back to perfectly flat. So that was a non-issue. I would definitely use this paper again, especially for that special project using a paper that I don't normally use.
Best Art Board Anywhere and Any Brand
These are the best art boards on the market and Blick has the best prices, shipping, customer service.
i would buy more products in future
i totally love this site everything i need is here its fantastic site to buy arts, without dickblick i wont find best prices on any sites. thanks blick
Nice to work with
from Hampton, VA
I like using the art boards with a class of new painters. They are easy to handle, take the paint nicely, and they are ready to frame.
A good product but not excellent.
from Baytown tx
They are very good product, just to easy to buckle in high humidity. THEY WARP.
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firt time I will use it
from allen, tx
will try new way to work
Item as described.
By Hobby painter
I used the artboard for a painting of wildflowers in a field. It was very easy to paint on. It curls a bit when drying but frames very well.
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