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For all of its usefulness, acetate does cause a few headaches — ink that won't stay, a yellow or grayish cast to old acetate, edges that curl. The alternatives are expensive and sometimes just don't suit the purpose.
Dura-Lar is the acetate alternative. It combines the best features of Mylar® and acetate, and offers a variety of products so that you can purchase the film that suits your needs precisely. It is always consistent in color and overall clarity, and won't discolor with age. Dura-Lar is archival quality, safe for overlaying artwork, and it lays flat. It will remain dimensionally stable for as long as you need.
Both sides have a matte surface which accepts ink without feathering, as well as pencils and otherdrawing media. The surface is erasable. Its thickness is .005" (.127 mm), medium weight.
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.
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Comments about Grafix Dura-Lar Matte:
This is fun paper to work with. Did a graphite drawing with colored board underneath. Gave the portrait a nice warm tone. Paper is very durable, easy to erase and has a nice soft look. Excellent product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New York, New York
Dick Blick did an outstanding job packaging oversized sheets of Grafix Dura-Lar mylar. The sheets arrived in pristine condition.
Love this stuff! Great for stencils too!
from ATL, GA
I love drawing and painting on this product and best of all I can cut great stencils with it. Super stuff!
I've experimented with many acetate products.
By Nancy-fine artist
I use oil based colored pencil on a piece of tempered glass on an electric heating pad. I can draw on both sides and I often use watercolor on the back and colored pencil on the front side. I prefer the double sided matte as it cuts down on my drawing time by 50%. I never curls or warps like other products I've tried and my students really do will with product.
Perfect product for my needs
from Ashford, AL
Producing a line of t-shirts with graphic image. I needed to design cartoon line image. Exactly what I needed.
Great for Oil Painting
By plein air painter
from Hood Rver OR
I used it for oil painting. A very fun surface to paint on for oil paint.
Need to copy a Master painting? Start with this great tool
By Mary, Artist in training
from Lompoc, California
As a student I have found this product invaluable for copying master drawings and paintings. It enables me to get my proportions more exact. Unlike tracing paper it can be used repeatedly, making it a great money saver.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I love this stuff!
from Barre, MA
I work with this product a lot, using black permanent marker over an initial pencil sketch, then erasing the pencil and adding colored india ink. The stuff is tough and can take some erasing (not too much though or the matte finish will eventually be disturbed and the ink won't adhere). If you work with ink, the ink floats on top of the surface rather than soaking in like with paper. As a result, one drop of ink goes a long, long, way. And the permanent marker underneath won't budge, nor will the ink once it is dry so you can go over it with other layers.It is translucent enough that I can lay elements underneath to see how they will look and make decisions about placement and composition without committing to it in the final drawing yet, even without a light box.I hope this product stays around, because I really love it!
Love this paper
I use this product for fine art purposes. I like to paint on it with acrylic, oil and watercolor as well as use it with charcoal and wax. I find it is one of the best papers in the world and it is translucent giving me the ability to layer it and use the the translucency to an advantage.I have used this paper for many years and have always loved it.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great! For reasons you may not expect.
from Nashville, TN
I love this product, and not for "literally" drawing on.My perfectly good WACOM tablet's surface sheet became pitted and worn after about 3 years of use. I went to WACOM's website to replace it and they no longer make replacement sheets for my model. I wasn't about to replace my $400 tablet just because the plastic surface sheet was worn out, so I did some searching online. I saw where someone recommended this product as a replacement alternative. I was skeptical, but I figured, for $18.00 it was worth a try.Wow, was I surprised! I've been using it every day, all day for a few weeks and it's been great! And I still have 24 sheets left! A strip of gaffer tape at the top and bottom holds it securely in place. The tablet will burn out before I run out of these sheets!
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Not pretty, but it works great!
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