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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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Great carrier for Inktense
from nokomis fl
Comments about Canson XL Pads:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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!
A solid multimedia pad.
from newark, de
I gave this 4 stars because in this category there is not a lot of competition, before you get into expensive papers. You have to layer your mediums and let dry between some applications. Respect the quality and price point of this paper and it will give you some mileage.
from Southern California
Works great for my gel plate prints!
Excellent everyday art pads
from New York, NY
Have found this site has among the very best prices, even if you have to buy in bulk to get free shipping even the local discount art stores fail to measure up.
By The Winner
from Coquille, OR
I by your products for my Granddaughters. They got a scetch book for a gift. After that they wouldn't use any other products but yours. They love all your art line!!!
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