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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)
Good silhouette papers are not easy to find.
By V.P. papercutting museum
Comments about Hygloss Black Silhouette Paper:
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.
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best for black paper silhouettes so far
from Franklin, WV USA
While the black color is a painted surface and can be scratched it has the great advantage that the other side is white. You can mirror image your design, cut the paper to the size you need and print your design on the white side with an ink jet printer.
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Boy, dog and stick
Tags: Made with Product
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Sunshine of Sunshine's creations
I cut silhouettes both for self and other and some professional on contract bases. I grew up with silhouettes and this paper is the same type that my great grandmother had on her walls which has yet to fade after being on the walls in a sunny spot for over 50 years. Highly recommend for durability of color. this is a thin paper making it easy to cut but not like tissue which is easy to rip strong in other words.
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contracted image for mother's day
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