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Canson XL Bristol Pads are available in smooth and vellum finishes, ideal for both wet and dry media.
The paper's bright white surface provides great contrast for ink, light washes, graphite, colored pencils, markers, and pastels.
Each foldover pad holds 25 sheets — more paper for the money!
100 lb (260 gsm). Acid-free.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would like to buy some paintbrushes from here later
from North Carolina
Comments about Canson XL Bristol Pads:
I used it for a watercolor painting for class
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Akron, OH
This is a great quality paper!
from Frederick Md
I love to draw on the bristol Pad smooth surface. I also use this surface for "marker painting." This pad is affordable.
Good for cartooning
I'm a cartoonist who does several comics, so I have to use a lot of Bristol boards to get work done. I found that Canson XL works the best. You get the most out of the price, and it holds up ink really well. I switched to Canson in 2015 and haven't looked back since.Very much recommended, especially to cartoonists.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not for Copics!
Does not work well with Copic Markers!!!!!!! Try Strathmore 300 series!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that this paper didn't work well for your intended use. Please know that Blick has a knowledgeable team of product information specialists on staff to help you choose the best paper for your application. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am-5:30pm CST) or email email@example.com. We're happy to help!
I'll buy this again.
from Zion, Illinois
I never used before, but I will buy again. I love Canson papers.
Surface texture (vellum) as opposed to plate finish
I work with graphite.This paper can take some punishment, and it offers a good dependable surface for various mediums. The surface texture slight as it is can still make ones work more difficult if you are looking for a plate finish,don't go there. I create my own textures ,i don't need the paper to do that for me.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Canson XL Bristol Pads
By L. A.
Canson XL Bristol PadsThis is my first time to try Canson XL Bristol, as I usually work with either Strathmore 300 series Smooth Bristol or Canson foundation series which are almost indistinguishable from one another. The Canson XL has more of a Student paper quality. The plate surface is smooth to the touch but visually it does not have the appearance as the slightly higher grades of Bristol do. The Canson XL resembles more closely a very heavy cellulose card stock. It carries ink well though and for an economical support for scanning or experimental drafts it quite good.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from belen,new mexico
awesome paper product.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
First time using this brand of paper.
from Mountain Home , ID
I am finding Canson XL brand papers very satisfying and perfect for the artwork I needed to achieve at this time. I am pleased with the results.
Canson XL Bristol Pads are available in smooth and vellum finishes, ideal for both wet and dry media. The paper's bright white surface provides great contrast for ink, light washes, graphite, colored pencils, markers, and pastels.
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