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Lightweight, yet tear-resistant, this paper has a smooth, matte black finish on one side and white on the reverse. It is perfect for detailed cutting and historical portrait profile tracing.
The 10" × 15" size has 25 sheets per pack. The 20" × 30" size has 12 sheets rolled together for shipping.
™ Hygloss is a trademark.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very good and only brand available
By Silhouette Artist
Comments about Hygloss Black Silhouette Paper:
I cut traditional silhouettes, which are a bit smaller than those usually cut today. The white paper has a thin black matte coating that will chip off making the edges look frayed unless you are using very sharp scissors. Since I cut so small, the paint chips occasionally where I cut the ends of the subjects hair but I carefully touch up the spot with a fine line marker on the white side and it bleeds through and the flaw is not visible.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I cut traditional silhouetes, which are a bit smaller than those usually cut today. The white paper has a thin black coating that will chip off making the edges look frayed unless you are using very sharp scissors. Since I cut so small, the paint chips occasionally where I cut the ends of the subjects hair but I carefully touch up the spot with a fine line marker on the white side and it bleeds through and the flaw is not visible.
Good silhouette papers are not easy to find.
By V.P. papercutting museum
This product lacks a rich, dark black side... it is instead too charcoal.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: The surface of this paper should be a nice flat, velvety black. We feel that your paper may be defective. Please give us a call at 1.800.723.2787. We are happy to help you with a return or exchange.
It's so black and white!
from Princeton, NJ
If you do a lot of paper cutting .... this is the paper and the place to buy it.
Does the job.
By Leica Mike
from Seaford, NY
This paper is being used to create portrait silhouettes using a camera obscura, tracing paper, and a fine stencil knife. The name Hygloss is a misnomer, as the paper itself has a great matte finish. I work in a museum that has a collection of early 19th century silhouettes and this paper matches the look of these very well. Working with this very thin paper is much easier than regular black papers and worth getting if you are serious about the work.
Crisp edges, easy to use
from Spokane, WA
So much easier to use than trying to draw on black paper! Also, the crispiness of the edge is much better than construction paper. Highly recommend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointed in the change
By C. Bruno Havrilla
from Bucks County, PA
I have used this paper for years and the last year, the paper has been terrible. Please bring back the whiter back side with the short fibers for scherenschnitte. I have had customers return work for curling and fading.Classicuts Silhouettes on Etsy has been cutting silhouettes for 17 years.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Oh noooooooo! The paper is different!!
By Varin Acevedo
from San Diego
Why did they change it?? I am a professional silhouette artist and used this product exclusively. It had a velvety texture, and a dense black color. It was very nice. Now it is all shiny and not as black. It is harder to cut multiples as the paper slips. You can't even sketch on it with a pencil. I am really sad about this. Please Hygloss, bring back your old paper - I would pay more!!
from Newberry, SC
This product is exactly what I was looking for to complete a project. The quality is great and I was impressed by how quickly I received my order as well. Thanks.
What a great product!
from summerville, oregon
I was horrified at first when this item came to me in a roll. However, it flattened out nicely and is a lovely, sooty, dense black with a delicate texture. It almost drapes. It works beautifully for papercuts (scherenschnitte). I am so glad I found it and I hope and pray you never discontinue it because I will use it exclusively from now on.
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