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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 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 Euro Fold cover that makes them ideal for field work as well as the studio.
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superior value for the price
from Townsend, MT
Comments about Canson XL Watercolor Pads:
this paper worked very well with repeated washes and drying, Great surface too!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good quality paper
By Art educator
from Houston, TX
We used the paper for splatter painting in K thru 5th grade classes. Some of the students poured tremendous amount of paint on the paper and created pool of paints. The paper held up nicely..
Very nice paper! #sweepstakes
from Fleming Island FL
Very nice quality for the price. Great for beginners and students. You can 'work' this paper quite a bit. Stands up to watercolor techniques, collages, acrylics and even embossing. #sweepstakes
Solid watercolor paper
By M.S. Art
from Juneau, AK
140# wt watercolor paper works well for many different types of projects.
Great paper for multi use.
By Nan, the art teacher
from Albuquerque ,NM
As an Art Teacher, I use this paper for most my art projects in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media
from Los angeles
The watercolor paper lays down smooth and I love it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Used to be way better...
I bought a new 9x12 pad of this paper when my old one from several years ago was running low. They must have changed their formula or something, because the new one feels like a completely different paper, and not in a good way.The new version feels slightly more plasticy (for lack of a better word) and floppier, though it's still 140 lb. But the killer is that it pills extremely bad. I did one wash for tone and the paper instantly pilled up all over. The result looks grainy, like an old photo or piece of felt, and feels rough to the touch. The paper didn't fall apart like some of the other reviewers experienced, at least. It dried reasonably flat. Of course, it's dirt cheap and still usable, but I kinda miss when it was both dirt cheap and a quality paper :(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you've had with the pad you recently received, and we'll be happy to replace that for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email with more information. If you find that the issue isn't corrected with the replacement, please let us know.
Can't beat it
These are often the base for my pressed flower art.
Exactly what i needed!
I typically go through mixed media drawings and watercolor drawings fast, which means i always need more media. Replenised my stock with this, it has more weight so it can stand up to more wetness, which i need. Love it. Its not flat, slightly rough on both sides, which i dont like (i like to use colored pencils as well).
Love this paper!
By Art Kids in Las Vegas
from Las Vegas, Nevada
I use this watercolor paper in my classroom. Watercolors and overall art projects turn out so much better compared to the student grade papers. Worth the extra money spent! I believe in a great completed image. Kids are proud and in return parents and students grow to appreciate and support the arts more!
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 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.
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