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Acid free, economical bristol-weight paper is suitable for pencil, marker, pen, pastel, and charcoal. Tape bound pads contain 15 sheets. Choose from either a smooth surface or a textured vellum surface. Sheets are a bright white color for high contrast.
100 lb (260 gsm).
Smooth — Bristol Smooth is ideal for fine work in pen.
Vellum — The fine texture of Bristol Vellum is perfect for finished pencil drawings and subtle gradations of value.
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Excellent Bristol, better quality than Strathmore
from Alameda, CA
Comments about Canson Foundation Bristol Pads:
Required for an art course at a local atelier, it is the most superior quality drawing paper on the market. It improves my drawing in every way.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice Bristol, White A Little Cool
By Jimo the Giant
from Rhode Island
Pads are nice clean bristol. Accepts ink ok, depending on the source. Prefer white to be slightly warm in my drawings, so this cool white cools off some of the inks.
This Vellum paper is gorgeous, I'm buying more in 9x12 and will get some in 11x14. I am in love with the smoothness and that pencil marks erase clean. Only thing I can say to beware of is if you tend to press down hard when you draw, those lines show. I used a sharp 4H pencil and erased it and has fine ghost lines on my drawing. I've remedied the ghost line issue by using a clean paper stump, (which are good to have on hand and inexpensive on this site). This smooths the indentations away if you work it like and eraser over the area. I'm happy with this paper and have more in my cart.
By lins A
from Richardson, TX
This Canson paper is really smooth and easy to work on. Love it!
It's fine for markers, watercolor even for serigraph.
from Poway, CA
I got myself a few smooth bristol pads (11 x 14) and I have not been able to get away from them. Pencil, pen, and guache works fantastically on this stuff, although pens and ink need a bit of time to dry or else it will smudge (only about 5 minutes for 100% dryness). Very fun to use compared to regular paper and clean. X-acto users beware though, this stuff is a bit tough to cut through, if that's what you do. You'll be pressing pretty hard onto the paper and there's a small chance it might end up breaking the blade. If you don't do that or you're willing to risk it, this stuff is great for cutting out art.Haven't tried other bristol pads so I can't compare, sorry!
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Quality Paper
from Baltimore, MD
I bought this as a gift for a young family member who loves to draw the Fairy Tale Anime characters. She was taping 8.5" X 11" papers together to create a larger picture. I thought a large Bristol pad would give her the opportunity to express herself on a better quality paper and on one large sheet. In addition, I bought another name brand bristol pad for the same person. As she continues drawing and painting, she'll be able to compare the qualities of both types of paper on the different medium she uses, possibly using one type of paper with one medium and the other paper for another medium. I love options when it comes to art supplies!
First time user
from East Lansing, Michigan
I was also recommended in using Bristol Smooth for my copics, prismacolors, and mepxy markers. I practiced blending on a sheet of this paper and I am satisfied with the results. The thickness of the paper doesn't allow the ink to bleed through and stain other surfaces underneath as opposed to if I was using another type of paper (like printer copy paper). I wished that more sheets came with it though, but in the future, I'll be buying multiple pads when the time is right with finances.
By Mike the A.D.
from Cleveland, OH
I use this product mostly for building packaging mock-ups. It's the perfect weight and texture for adhering the printed graphics to and folds nicely with a light score. Also it works really well for presentations and mounting when something heavier would be too much.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best Bristol I've Found
I purchased this Cannon Bristol after having difficulty with dip pens in India ink bleeding on other brands of paper. The Cannon paper performed much better and will even stand up to a little watercolor. It has a great surface to work on and crisp white color. I only wish it was a bit heavier weight.
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