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This stunning paper delivers the purest bright white available without the use of optical brighteners or bleaches. Fabriano's Artistico papers are mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free.
Artistico is the only paper that offers a "soft press" sheet, a luxurious texture that falls between hot press and cold press. Papers are luxurious yet durable and can handle lifting and scraping without compromising their integrity.
Papers are synthetically sized both internally and externally so that no animal by-products are used. Suitable for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal, pastel, and other drawing applications.
Sheets are 22" × 30" (559 mm × 762 mm) with two natural deckled edges and two cut edges.
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.
22" × 30"
559 mm × 762 mm
55" × 11 yards
140 cm × 10 m
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Denver, CO
Comments about Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper:
This is the best watercolor paper you can buy. Price is great. Handles water well. Colors remain pure.Blick does a great job packaging the large-size sheets. Thanks Blick!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Anchorage, AK
The paper is fantastic and at quite a discount. The packaging was expertly done and the shipment was flawless.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
watercolors sank, look faded
from Walpole NH
I have used this paper in the past with good luck, but this last batch of 300# hot press is useless. There seems to be insufficient sizing. My watercolors (best quality) have no impact. The washes sink so fast that I cannot get a smooth wash, there's an instant drying line, and they look mottled. I've tried both sides of the same sheet to see if it was watermarked on the wrong side, but have the same results with both sides. Very disappointed. I do commercial art and require a combination of fine detail with controlled washes. I like the bright white because it gives a good color reproduction. I've been painting for 30 years and need reliability, not sure where to turn next.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Awesome paper roll!
It's just fun to get a big roll of awesome watercolor paper! This stuff is really nice and a great deal.
Fabriano Hot Press
from New York, New York
This is a consistently wonderful paper. Takes layers of watercolor and gouache beautifully without colors underneath becoming dull/ muddy or with paper buckling ( I use 300pd). Also ideal for mixing media such as colored pencil & markers as well.
Soft Press is the only paper I use
I'm a freelance Illustrator and graduate of SVA's illustration program and I've experimented with multiple different types of paper throughout that process. I discovered Fabriano's soft press paper while New York Central was still open in the east village and now it's the only paper I use. It's absorbent but still allows the ability to lift pigments. It has the perfect texture as it's not too smooth but it's not as rough as cold press can be.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite paper thus far
I work primarily with the reductive charcoal process to make my pieces. I heard whispers of this "soft press" paper, and decided to try it out. This is by far the best paper I have worked with! It far surpasses the toothiness of Arches cover paper, and is wonderfully sturdy (it definitely withstands the abuse of charcoal reduction marvelously).
Primary Paper Choice
By Andrew J. Wroble
from Harpers Ferry, IA
This is the primary paper choice for India ink wash painting in my studio . It provides an incredible surface for expressing a versatile range of mark making applications. The paper is sturdy when wet or dry and can easily be worked on without stretching.
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Blue and Black ink on Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The best paper for watercolor, colored pencil paintings!
from Ponchatoula, LA
I've tried most all brands of cotton papers for my watercolor and colored pencil work. I was always been a bit disappointed as most all of the papers I've used don't hold up well to multiple watercolor washes or colored pencil layering. I've typically used cold press papers for watercolor and Bristol for colored pencil work. I now use Fabrino soft press and hot press papers respectively. I find with both mediums, Fabrino papers are far superior.
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A recent commission using 140lb Fabrino soft press
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The Fabriano Paper Mill was founded in 1264 and has been credited with many inventions and advancements in the field of paper making. Today, artists can choose from a wide variety of 100% cotton, archival watercolor papers in many different formats and surfaces.
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