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Drawing Paper and Boards
- Drawing Pads and Sketch Pads
- Drawing and Sketching Sheets
- Mixed Media Paper and Boards
- Pastel Paper and Boards
- Art and Illustration Boards
- Pen and Marker Paper
- Newsprint Paper
- Bristol Boards and Pads
- Charcoal Papers and Pads
- Journals and Notebooks
- Drawing and Sketching Paper Rolls
- Tracing Paper
- Transfer Paper and Films
- Scratchboard Art
- Drafting Paper and Layout Paper
- Cards and Stationery
- Inkjet Paper and Film
Arches Text Wove Paper
Item #: 14031
Arches Text Woven Paper offers artists and calligraphers a softly textured, creamy white surface ideal for drawing, printing, etching, and lettering t...
Bienfang Calligraphic Parchment Paper
Item #: 12937
For certificates, diplomas and greeting cards. Surface is good for pen and ink or brushed-on colors. Made from recycled paper. White, Antique Gold, Bl...
Strathmore 400 Series Calligraphy Pad
Item #: 12763
This is an ideal surface texture for your fine calligraphy work. Each pad contains 50 sheets of 8-1/2" × 11" acid-free, natural, 20 lb white pap...
Aitoh Hanshi Paper
Item #: 09658
Aitoh Hanshi Paper is a calligraphy paper ideal for practicing sumi watercolor techniques or creating with watercolors, inks, and other water-based me...
Bee Paper Aquabee Calligraphy Practice Pads
Item #: 12939
$11.25 - $14.50
This thin parchment is designed for calligraphy practice. It is non-gridded, but includes two formal italic guide sheets.
Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pads
Item #: 10663
$5.11 - $11.85
The highly smooth paper in Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pads is ideal for brush pens, fine-tip markers, calligraphy pens, fountain pens, and pencils...
Sennelier Calligraphy Pad
Item #: 12702
This luxurious paper produces excellent results with all lettering and drawing inks. It is designed for the professional calligrapher. The smooth, hot...
The paper you choose can have an enormous impact on your calligraphy projects, and successful calligraphy is the result of matching the right paper to the right inks and writing instruments. An essential feature of a good calligraphy paper includes the ability to take ink well without feathering or bleeding. In the world of calligraphy, low absorbency is key — it means the ink won’t bleed through to the other side. The most common papers for calligraphy are “sized” papers, which refers to a treatment of a paper’s surface during the manufacturing process that prevents the ink being absorbed by the paper’s fibers. Since sharp, clean lettering is usually desired in calligraphy, a sized paper should be a consideration when choosing a paper.
Smooth-surfaced papers are generally a suitable choice for calligraphy, but sometimes a little “tooth” or roughness will help “grab” the ink and also be maximized to create artistic effects. Some calligraphers prefer hot press (smooth) watercolor papers; others prefer cold press papers, which have a somewhat rougher surface. Yet others prefer a surface such as Bienfang calligraphic parchment paper, or that found in Strathmore 500 Series writing pads. Shop Blick for calligraphy sheets and pads, plus calligraphy pens, calligraphy markers, kits that include calligraphy practice paper and instructions, and blank cards and stationery for creating memorable calligraphic communications.