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Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers. It's a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain resistant, and extremely strong and durable.
This extraordinary, non-absorbent surface resists tearing and buckling and remains perfectly flat, eliminating the need for soaking, stretching, or taping.
Watercolor professionals have found Yupo to be receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques, but it is also ideal for offset printing, silkscreen, debossing, drawing, acrylic painting, and more.
Choose Bright White or Translucent sheets. Pigments applied to the Bright White sheet retain their true clarity and brilliance while the Translucent sheet allows for special layered effects and tracing.
Yupo is pH-neutral, flawlessly smooth, and recyclable.
Because of the unique qualities of this paper, dirt and oils hinder its performance. We recommend removing spots and fingerprints with soap and water before use.
Pads are tape bound on the short side.
Heavyweight Watercolor Paper Pads
The heavyweight, 144 lb (390 gsm) paper in Yupo Heavyweight Watercolor Pads is incredibly strong with a very smooth surface. Its heavier weight makes it more resistant to buckling and warping. Pads contain 10 sheets of paper.
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Yupo is wonderful for watercolor landscapes!
from Addy, WA
Comments about Yupo Watercolor Paper Pads:
I mainly use Yupo for watercolor landscapes with Daniel Smith Primatek mineral paints - Yupo allows for lovely granulation/puddling of colors, fine details, even dry brushing, if you're careful! Paint won't penetrate the surface, which allows for great manipulation of the paint through tilting, blowing, or additional brushstrokes. Lifting color is easy - you can remove mistakes with water or simple blotting! Staining pigments may not lift completely, but you can still blot or wash them out with clean water. Special techniques like applying table salt work well, as does use of masking fluid. Yupo won't ever buckle, no matter how much water you use, and both medium and heavy Yupo papers remain flat during painting. I find Yupo easier to paint on than the new mineral paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again
from Erie, PA
A little expensive, but it works really well with alcohol inks.
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the cost of Yupo papers were way lower than other suppliers
By Plume intuitive
from North Fort Myers Florida and Canada
I use Yupo papers with acrylic and inks to make the art work for my handmade cards
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Love these papers!
By Kimi mixin media
I'm new to using yupo but I'm loving these! They work great with Copic refill ink.
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Yupo for Alcohol Ink Art
By the Ink Pourer
Alcohol Ink is a recent medium for artists. Needing nonporous substrates, Yupo is excellent for the inks. It comes in 74 lb which works great for framed art and various sizes. The prices at Blick are very competitive. Overall, I am very happy.
from Longview, TX
I use this product, yupo paper, in my art work with alcohol inks.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This paper is amazing for watercolor and acylic!!
from River Forest, IL
I'm using for watercolor and acrylic and gives a smooth nice strokes!! Inlove it!!
I absolutely LOVE Yupo!
I've grown addicted to alcohol ink on Yupo paper. The flow of the ink is amazing to play with and I'd highly recommend giving Yupo a try!
Good quality product, great for practice
from Orlando, FL
This is a really good quality product and works well with my Polychromos and Museum Aquarelle pencils. Although I prefer to do much of my work on traditional watercolor paper, I enjoy that I can practice different techniques on this paper and can even correct errors with a kneaded eraser.
A Unique Painting Experience
from Midsouth, USA
Yupo is great for artist who use experimental techniques and want to work loose and free. You can achieve some amazing accidental effects with this surface. I got it to use with watercolor paints and to experiment with various techniques. Lots of fun to use!
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