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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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Inexpensive paper for daily drawing practice
Comments about Canson XL Pads:
I am working on developing a daily drawing practice. I bought this Canson watercolor paper on a recommendation I saw in a Stan Fellows blog. He has this paper in his supply list for workshops. It is a smooth paper (cold press), 140 pound. I don't think it could take the beating I usually give my 140 lb Arches cold press, but I think it is a very good paper for drawing and adding a bit of watercolor. Given the inexpensive price, you don't have to be intimidated by the chance of ruining an expensive sheet.
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Good quality multi media pad.
from Reno, NV
For my art journal I always use Canson multi media pads. Since I gesso anyway, it's a good weight for my purposes, and with gesso acrylics, inks, Water soluble crayons won't bleed through.
Judge this book by its cover
By Art Teacher
I love this book. I recommend the 9x12 size for my students. The 98# paper holds up to most stuff we do (paint, ink, watercolors, washes, all dry media, etc.) and the thick front and back covers with the wire binding means this book will last for a LOOong time...which is saying something for the abuse it takes knocking around in a high schooler's backpack. My one and only complaint is the page count. I wish it had a few more pages (maybe 80ish) since they go quickly. My students typically fill two of these a year. It's a good price though so I really can't complain too much and 60 pages are more than are in a lot of other books by other manufacturers with this same/similar paper weight. Plus, the inside of the front cover is white so with a little finagling, you can remove the front cover, flip it over, and reattach it so they can decorate their front covers. Overall, this is a GREAT sketchbook that truly will withstand a mixed media approach.
Use in Art Club
By Mrs. G.
from Antwerp, Ohio
We love the XL pads for Art Club. We work in a variety of mixed media art journaling projects. The durability is great and allows us many types of applications.
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Mix media pad is great
Great texture and durability!
My favorite watercolor sketching pads
from Chattanooga Tennessee
These are my preferred media for watercolor sketching. The paper is sturdy, smooth, and absorbs well. It's bright and reflects color well. I can always get a good idea of how paintings will look when repainted on cold press. Best quality and value out there
Mixed media pad is good for all around sketching and ideas
from Lynchburg VA
I love the mixed media xl pads. I use them for pencil, ink, light watercolor and even some acrylic. Love them?!
Perfect for what I need
from Sebastopol, CA
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.
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.
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