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Designed to appeal to students, Canson XL pads contain more sheets at a comparable or better price than other value pads in the marketplace. What's more, because they're developed in consultation with art professors who use Canson's professional artist papers as a benchmark, XL papers incorporate many professional performance characteristics — at a value price.
Canson XL Watercolor Pads feature 30 sheets of 140 lb (300 gsm) student-quality paper, ideal for a variety of watercolor and mixed-media techniques. The paper is acid-free with a cold press texture.
The pads feature a heavyweight fold-over Euro Fold cover that makes them ideal for field work as well as the studio.
Wirebound Watercolor Pads
This top-selling Canson watercolor pad is now available in a wirebound format! The durable, textured cold press paper in Canson XL Wirebound Watercolor Pads stands up to repeated washes and other watercolor techniques. It also works beautifully with acrylics, pen-and-ink, markers, colored pencils, pencils, charcoal, and pastels. It has a smooth surface on the flip side. These pads are wirebound on the short side, and hold 30, 140 lb (300 gsm) sheets that are true size when removed at the micro-perforation.
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Nice watercolor paper
from northern CA
Comments about Canson XL Watercolor Pads:
I bought this 9x12 canson xl watercolor pad because of the BOGO banner on the site. To my surprise I received only 1. that was disappointing. this is a nice, inexpensive pad. I'm using it to practice techniques on before spending $$ on better quality papers .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect for a beginner!
from Fremont, CA
Inexpensive watercolor paper that will hold a good amount of water on the paper. It is also quick to dry and allows the paint to glide on smoothly. #sweepstakes
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great paper for a nice price.
from Boston, MA
I have been using this paper for years and It does very well for daily use. I go through a pad a month!
By Robert A. Sloan
from Russellville, AR
I love these pads. Good quality watercolor paper in copious amounts in big pads! They're wonderful, especially that great big 18" x 24" size. It's good for illustrations and large paintings and easier to store than loose sheets, the hard back makes it very easy to handle. Watercolorists and mixed media painters who like working large and do a lot of painting are getting a great bargain here! The quality's good enough I'd sell the paintings, which for me is a pretty steep threshold - and the quantity for that price is amazing.
Good value for water soluble media experimentation
By Art Supplies SCholar
from Cary, NC
Inexpensive choice for mixed media and experimenting with watercolor pencils and water soluble coloring tools like Caran DAche Neocolor II and watercolor pans.
Received my Cranson XL watercolor pads in prestine condition
My watercolor pads are large 18 X 24 and have received these pads in poor/bent edges condition from another vendor. Blick packaged (via special instructions option on order) in a manner that securely protected the large pads. I am extremely happy with Blick and will continue to shop my watercolor paper pads with you. I have changed to Blick because of the friendly customer service and attention to details of my order. Bravo Blick!
Nice subtle texture
I left a previous review based on a bad batch of this paper. Blick was kind enough to send me a new pad free of charge (thanks Blick!) and the new one is better, so I wanted to add a new review to even it out.I really like that this paper has a much softer tooth than the other student grade watercolor papers I've tried. It's kind of in between hot and cold press, which is perfect to me. I do find that only the front side is useable for watercolor; the backside can't handle much water.
Great watercolor paper for class
from New York, NY
I use this watercolor paper for summer art class. Other cheaper watercolor paper are too thin, and couldn't hold up that many water. Real heavy watercolor paper are expensive, this one is at great price and good thickness for the class.
Perfect watercolor paper for summer art camp
from Winter Park, Florida
This watercolor paper was used for summer art camp and worked beautifully for watercolor paintings and process art using techniques such as salt. Parents were thrilled with the great results!
Great product! Good price too
By Jake Daurham
from Phoenix, Az
I use this product for my art shows, so fresh, flat and undamamged, large sheets of watercolor paper is the best thing for the job. This right here does it perfectly. My package came in wrapped tight and safe. Couldn't be more of a fan of Dickblick.
Designed to appeal to students, Canson XL pads contain more sheets at a comparable or better price than other value pads in the marketplace. What's more, because they're developed in consultation with art professors who use Canson's professional artist papers as a benchmark, XL papers incorporate many professional performance characteristics — at a value price. Canson XL Watercolor Pads feature 30 sheets of 140 lb (300 gsm) student-quality paper, ideal for a variety of watercolor and mixed-media techniques. The paper is acid-free with a cold press texture.
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