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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.
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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By Deborah the artist
from East Berlin, PA
Comments about Yupo Watercolor Paper:
Block offers the best quality and prices for Yupo paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Watercolor and India Ink
from Meridian, MS
I'm using the Yupo paper for watercolor and India ink. It's fun, fluid, and hard to stop playing with. And if I mess up I can wipe my paper clean and start over. Give it a try.
YUPO works for abstract painting
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from San Miguel de Allende,mexico
Yupo is great for watercolor so. The flow of colors is great!
from Harrisburg, PA
I cut my own, and getting this size is hard to find. Came packaged well without curls, wrinkles or damage. Very happy with this!
A Surface that is Fun!
from Reno, Texas
Yupo is great for alcohol inks, watercolor, and acrylics. I love the way alcohol inks move and mix on Yupo. It is a great surface to work with. I love to experiment while I am painting, and many times end up with a real mess. If I have worked on regular paper, I have to trash lots of failed experiments. Yupo can be used over and over until you get something you really like. That saves lots of paper. Mistakes are easily corrected, saving time and money. Yupo does require some getting used to, due to drying time and the non-porous surface.
Fun and Frustrating
from Amelia Island, FL
Ah the joy and pain of yupo. It's great if you are willing to let it do its own thing, but trying to control it to match your own vision is a challenge. I'm still learning the tricks, but with mixed results, which is fair for any new medium. I've had some interesting results I couldn't get with any other paper, so want to continue experimenting. Friends like using alcohol ink with it, but I am liking watercolor and even sumi-e ink better.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this paper!
My friends and classmates are amazed with my paintings on Yupo. Nobody else in my circle had tried it and now all are crazy about the fact that you can manipulate watercolor on it. I especially like the transparent Yupo; it looks like stained-glass windows when placed with light behind it!
from Oakdale, MN
I needed large, heavy Yupo paper for an alcohol ink project. I was impressed with how the well packaged the paper was shipped. Not a single dent and it arrived in perfect condition, I would not hesitate to order Yupo again from Blick's.
good product fast delivery
By wannabe artist
color flows smoothly
from Garden City, NY
This is a lovely paper -waterproof and sturdy [opaque 144 lb.]i use the paper in layered art projects- it cuts beautifully and can be colored in multiple ways. It arrived from Blick in perfect shape, well protected.
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