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A classic white paper used by artists for centuries, this natural warm white paper is achieved without the use of optical brighteners. Papers are synthetically sized both internally and externally so that no animal by-products are used. Fabriano's Artistico papers are mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free.
Papers are luxurious yet durable and can handle lifting and scraping without compromising their integrity. Suitable for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal, pastel, and other drawing applications.
Sheets have 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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I have been working with this product for 30 years and would
from Laguna Beach
Comments about Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Watercolor Block:
The hotpres Fabriano gives me this desired clear formation of the watercolor paint
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper
By Draws a lot
from Georgetown, CT
I use Fabriano Artistico for drawings. It has a wonderful smooth surface that will not break down with erasure. I use it for graphite drawings and cote crayon drawings. If I want to add a wash to these drawings the paper can handle it and it does not buckle. Fabulous paper for a variety of uses.
By Big Sky
from Mankato, MN
Strong, consistent, and very versatile from ink, pencil and acrylic ink washes works very well.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I usually use Arches block but decided to try something different and purchase the Fabriano Artistico block in a 12x15 hot press. The glue has separated at the top after only 5 paintings which caused some leaking under the edge. I did some simple washes, but nothing wet enough where the block should have separated. I don't know if the block was just old or what, but now I feel like the advantage of the block format is no longer there and I will have to use tape to reseal the edge. The paper warps and buckles easily and I have to place my paintings under heavy pressure to straighten them out.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you've experienced with the binding on this block, and we'd like to help you with this. Please look for an email from one of our Customer Care Agents who will be following up to assist you.
white watercolor blocks
By Lenny the artist
from Quincy, MA
I use this product for gilding and watercolor
from Durham, NC
This is my first experience with really high-quality paper, and it is wonderful! I can't compare it to other quality papers, but I can say that I use it for acrylics, and I also apply pastel ground to it (sometimes with an acrylic underpainting) for pastel paintings. It holds up well to these media (I tape it to my drawing board before wetting). Lovely!
The best paper I have ever used, this is it from now on!!!!
from Orlando, FL
I have used it so far with colored pencil, and with the mineral spirit blending method no other paper has been so smooth and had such a great look and ease of application to achieve it!! I have tried many other papers of less price but this paper is definitely worth the price. You get what you pay for!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
best paper in the world
from Bellingham, WA
I recommend this hot press water colour paper over Arches because the fibers do not break when the paper is folded. I use this paper to make blank journals, a la Teesha Moore. When creased, the paper makes a clean fold that opens and closes many times without breaking down fibers or tearing.
I have used this paper with many mixed media: acrylics, ink and wash, graphite, charcoal, and Conte. It all looks good on this paper. I recommend it for anyone. I'm still learning how to properly stretch the paper so it doesn't get wrinkles. If you do get wrinkles, they mostly lay flat after the paper dries.
Love this paper
By K. Knowski
from Porter, IN
As a professional watercolorist, I love using Fabriano paper for my work. As someone who is also conscious of my materials, I am happy to have a paper that is of such great quality and that is vegetable-sized as opposed to animal-sized.
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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