Ampersand Scratchbord

The professional's choice!

Scratchbord has a smooth, absorbent kaolin clay ground that is evenly coated with India ink. Scratch easily with controlled, crisp, clean lines to create exquisitely detailed white-on-black art.

Scratchbord is acid-free and archival, and will not tear, crack, or bend. Use Scratchbord tools and accessories for best results.

Seal your finished work with spray fixative to dissolve fingerprints or smudges — then frame it without glass!

Available in 1/8" (3 mm) thick panels.

Ampersand's Museum Panels — There is a Difference!

  • Ampersand's patented Archiva-seal technology means panels are: acid-free, eliminate support-induced discoloration, and are tested to last 200 years.
  • Patented coatings designed so that paint colors remain true and brilliant.
  • Made with premium hardboard for a warp-resistant panel.
  • Endorsed by conservators and enjoyed by professional artists worldwide.

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.

Ampersand is a trademark.™ Scratchbord is a tradmark. ™ Archiva-seal is a trademark.



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