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Arnhem 1618 by Speedball is a 100% rag, acid-free printmaking paper made in Holland near the city of Arnhem. Manufactured by Schut Papier, a mill that has been creating fine paper since 1618, Arnhem 1618 offers a semi-smooth, vellum surface with a substantial feel.
Arnhem’s 1618's strong and highly absorbent fibers brilliantly accept multiple layers of ink, making it ideal for dry or damp printing. Both internally and externally sized, it has a subtle grain that is suitable for a wide range of printmaking techniques and media. It is also a reliable surface for intricate details.
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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
90lb 1618 Arnhem paper very nice weight
from Raleigh NC
Comments about Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper by Speedball:
I wanted to review the 1618 more specifically......I printed waterless Lithographs on the 90 lb warm white it turned out beautifully. It took the ink well it gave me a nice texture to my print. I printed on the toothed side of the paper and it tore up really nicely. The price is excellent compared to other more expensive papers.....and it holds details well. I've printed on Somerset Canson, Stonehenge, BFK, Reeves and others so I have a lot of experience printing on different papers.....and i like this 1618 paper a lot! It has a nice weight nice surface and great price!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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HEAVEY nice printing paper
The paper is a nice weight and takes the ink well. It's well worth the money and a nice alternative to to other expensive papers. It has a toothed side and a smooth side.....I've printed on the toothed side and it gives a nice texture to your print. I'm very satisfied with this wonderful paper!
This is an ocean image on the paper.
I love this paper but corners were bend during transport.
from Houston, TX
I use this for a variety of water based media, printing, and collage. It is a rugged paper and can take lots of handling. I would say that the bulk paper I ordered was slightly bent at 2 corners when I received it so that is not ideal. Hope future shipments protect the paper better.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the paper you received was damaged in transit, and of course we're happy to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Representatives will be following up via email to assist you.
Excellent for drawing
I give it four stars only because I'm reviewing it for its qualities as a drawing surface and can't speak to its use for printmaking. As drawing paper, it rates a 5. It's an attractive and responsive surface for traditional dry media drawing (charcoal, chalk, graphite, etc).
The printing paper arrived quickly in time.
Your company always has the art materials I always need and they come to me in a timely manner.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
This is my favorite paper for drypoint etchings using Akua!
By dchitt on instagram
from Indianapolis, IN
I've tried Akua inks on a number of different paper types, and because of the unique way they "dry," I was glad to find this paper, made just for the inks I use, and with such an gorgeous texture. They take ink well, create a great emboss in the press, and tear really nicely for printmaking. I have a hard time making myself use other paper when this is available!I also use this when teaching first-time printmakers the drypoint technique. Having this quality of paper enhances the feelings of success they have with early etchings, and it also honors the work they've done by giving them professional quality, fine art at the end of the process.
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Another from the same plate, no plate tone added - on the 1618
A drypoint with heavy plate tone added - on the 1618
A different plate, small edition for a charity auction - on 1618
Arnhem Paper for Wood cuts.
from San Diego
I am using this to print wood cut prints. It uses less paint than other papers.I can't say it is the best in it's catagory because I have not used others.
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Wood cut titled Mitzvot.4/615
Tags: Picture of Product, Made with Product, Using Product
I order a few of this paper- it came with sold packing! Paper is nice too. I paint oil on paper- this paper is solid but has nice surface to paint.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice for screen printing!
By J Everett Morton
from DeKalb, IL
I bought 12 sheets of this to do a small silkscreen print run with waterbased inks (Golden silkscreen medium mixed 1:1 with Blick's heavy body artist grade acrylics). I really enjoyed the results. Previously I had been printing on French Paper and/or Cougar 100# cover stock (270 gsm). To be on the safe side I printed with the 320gsm heavier paper. I don't think I needed it. During the test run I also tried 250gsm varieties of Canson Edition and Utrecht American Printmaker's papers and never curled or left an impression of the ink on the opposite side, something I've noticed with more economical cover stocks. Considering that this is a paper made in Holland and has to be shipped to a distributor in the states, it's probably a pretty good price. If I could get a better discount on large quantities (25-100+ sheets) I wouldn't be so hesitant to buy more. I did get a few sheets that were handled a bit poorly at some place along the way, but was able to make them work as I was cutting them down significantly. I think offering this paper in 25, 50, or 100 sheet prepackaged options in the future would be awesome.
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2-color silkscreen print. Hand torn edges are mine
Tags: Printmaking, Made with Product, Silkscreen, Cotton Rag Paper, Screen Printing
Fine Printing Paper at a Fair Price.
I'm using the Arnhem (with Akua Intaglio) for printing woodcuts, linos, and plexiglas drypoints. I'm not selling (yet...;-) so it's great to find a good paper at a price i can afford. The Arnhem takes soaking well and the wet paper is tough enough to handle even during heavy embossing
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