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Crescent Cold Press Illustration Boards have a slightly textured surface, and are used primarily for illustration in a variety of media. Please see the Resources tab on this page for Crescent's recommended media applications on No. 300 Cold Press Illustration Board.
Crescent No. 300 Illustration Board is a medium weight, professional grade board with high rag content and a medium surface. Each board is 16-ply and 0.055" (1.4 mm) thick.
For a heavier professional cold press board, see Crescent No. 100 Cold Press Illustration Board.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
15" × 20"
38 cm × 51 cm
20" × 30"
51 cm × 76 cm
30" × 40"
76 cm × 102 cm
Crescent Media Usage Recommendations for
No. 300 Cold Press Illustration Board
5 — Highly Recommended
4 — Recommended
3 — Passable Performance
2 — Marginal Performance
1 — Not Recommended
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Works great for Mixed Media
By Rocky Mountain Rake
Comments about Crescent No. 300 Cold Press Illustration Board:
Works great for mixed media art with watercolors for the background and acrylic gouache for the main subject. It gives me a smoother background that resembles a photo's bokeh effect. Will also try it out with the backdrop done with airbrush next. Much better than all acrylic gouache on clayboard; the backdrop never got to be completely smooth - with illustration board, no problem, and no waves as with standard watercolor papers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect for my students!
from San Carlos
When working with students or doing my own drawing I love to use Crescent Illustration board. It elevates a pencil rendering and encourages my students to put in that extra effort. They are then amazed at what they can do!
Arrived in perfect condition
I use this for colored pencil art when I use Mineral Spirits. It stands up to lots of punishment.
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from San Diego, CA
I use this product for mounting printed signage for a gallery. The product serves exactly what I need - always clean and not bent or torn. The corners are not damaged almost every time - it is very hard to find this product elsewhere with undamaged corners. The product arrived before I expected it. Couldn't be happier!
Best prices for great quality
Illustration board in bulk
By Painter Sue
from Des Moines, IA
The Cresent illustration board arrived in perfect condition. No bent corners and now discoloration. Just a great surface ready to accept a bit of water and as much paint as you please. Wish the board was a bit thicker for less curling.
Just what I was looking for
from Allentown, PA
I have never used illustration boards in the past but they were just what I was hoping for. Held up to many different mediums and maintained its quality. Great price for bulk which I needed!
An Opportunity for More Experiments
from Sacramento, CA
I read about the versatility of illustration board for certain mixed media works in a book and am excited to try out this Crescent illustration board that is nice and thick and will not buckle, yet isn't as ponderous as a canvas. They are a great, inexpensive support that I'm looking forward to experimenting with!
Perfection as always from BLICK
from Paducah, KY
So many uses it that it so good to do any medium from illustration from water color, pen and ink and calligraphy. Great product!
Oh this paper was really good
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