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Designed to appeal to students, Canson XL pads contain more sheets at a comparable or better price than other value pads in the marketplace. What’s more, because they’re developed in consultation with art professors who use Canson’s professional artist papers as a benchmark, XL papers incorporate many professional performance characteristics — at a value price.
Canson XL pads feature superior construction and heavier-weight cover materials than other value brands, and every product in the line is manufactured using environmentally friendly, sustainable processes. Acid-free.
These wirebound pads contain microperforated true-size sheets and 14 point heavyweight covers for durability. Developed and tested by art professors, these sheets feature a special surface formulation that ensures clean erasing and exceptional performance. 70 lb (114 gsm) weight.
Mix Media Pads
Canson XL Mix Media Pads contain more sheets at a comparable or better price than other value pads in the marketplace. The 98 lb (160 gsm) paper features heavy sizing, making it excellent for watercolor and acrylics, as well as dry media. The fine tooth paper erases well and blends easily. The true size sheets are micro-perforated.
Oil and Acrylic Pads
The French-made paper in Canson XL Oil and Acrylic Pads has a canvas-like texture and a bleedproof barrier that eliminates the need for priming before applying oils or acrylics. Each pad holds 24 sheets of natural white, heavyweight, acid-free paper, glued into a convenient foldover cover. 136 lb, 290 gsm.
These sketch pads contain medium-tooth white drawing paper, suitable for pencil, charcoal, and other dry media. 50 lb (74 gsm) weight.
Canson XL Watercolor Pads feature 30 sheets of 140 lb (300 gsm) student-quality paper, ideal for a variety of watercolor and mixed-media techniques. The paper is acid-free with a cold press texture. The pads feature a heavyweight fold-over cover that makes them ideal for field work as well as the studio.
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Perfect for what I need
from Sebastopol, CA
Comments about Canson XL Pads:
I was worried about the condition this paper would arrive in the mail because any crease or crinkle would render it unusable to me. The packaging was amazing. It was so carefully placed and packaged in a way that it was impossible for the item would be damaged in any way. There was extra care taken to prevent any problems. I am so impressed. The paper works great for what I need it for.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A great sketchbook
By Mere the art student
from Marquette, MI
I love that this sketchbook has so many pages that are all of good quality thickness and durability.
from Phoenix, AZ
My child needed this for art class and was happy about the size and how many pages there is. If she goes through all the pages I know where to purchase this product and all future products.
from San Antonio
The paper is excellent in quality and density it can be creatively cut to fit many shapes and still has solid edging that does not bleed.
Great carrier for Inktense
from nokomis fl
so good with inktense mediums, lays on the surface or can be used more aggresively. i bought for working pieces but they are becoming show pieces.
These sketchbooks are perfect for my JH and HS students!
from Charlotte, NC
I rely on the XL sketchbooks for my junior high and high school art students. I am grateful that I am able to choose which sketchbooks my school orders and these are the ones! I use the XL Drawing, XL Watercolor Pad and the XL Multi-Media Sketchbook.
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Art History Journal using the XL Multi-Media
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from Albuquerque, NM
Canson paper (100 lb. +) is just a great product for use with Prismacolors' double-ended art markers!
Awesome weight paper. Perfect for use with anything from graphite pencils, to art markers/paint pens. It will even take a glaze!
from Newark, NJ
Perfect for sketching.
XL Mixed Media and XL Bristol Vellum 9x12
By Gage Does Art
from Panama City, Fl
I love Canson! This paper works great for my colored pencils! The only reason I gave it four stars is because my blending medium sometimes bleeds through. I will be buying a lot more of these sketchpads! Especially at the price!
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