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Crescent Cold Press Illustration Boards have a slightly textured surface, and are used primarily for illustration in a variety of media. Please see the Resources tab on this page for Crescent's recommended media applications on No. 110 Cold Press Illustration Board.
Crescent No. 110 Illustration Board is a heavy weight, professional grade board with a medium textured, 100% rag, acid-free surface. Each board is 24-ply and 0.09" (2.3 mm) thick.
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.
20" × 30"
51 cm × 76 cm
30" × 40"
76 cm × 102 cm
Crescent Media Usage Recommendations for
No. 110 Cold Press Illustration Board
5 — Highly Recommended
4 — Recommended
3 — Passable Performance
2 — Marginal Performance
1 — Not Recommended
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My go-to board for pencil work.
from Humboldt, TN
Comments about Crescent No. 110 Cold Press Illustration Board:
Excellent quality for pencil and color pencil applications.
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Thickness and Surface are Great!
from Detroit, MI
Price is better online than in store! The thickness of the board is exactly what I wanted. The surface is textured perfectly for me for the media that I use! Awesome board!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
My favorite board for pencil work
from North Hollywood, Ca
Great for graphite. I was very impressed with the packaging. The box was kind of beat up, but the packaging keep the boards flat and in perfect condition. Great job.
Strong and durable
By harmony 64
from Lake City, MI
This board is real strong and durable. The packaging was very protective and kept the board in perfect condition.
from Fort Worth, TX
I use this for covers in bookbinding. It is stiff and strong, and takes glue well. I also use it for making small boxes and trays.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Crescent #110 Illustration Board 30" x 40"
By Art Center College of Design old timer
I've painted 1500 paintings on this board since it was introduced in the 1970's. Two years ago it was reformatted and is now an inferior product. When using watercolor or gouache on it it warps severely. The surface is fragile as is the backing . Both back and front sides peel off with the use of masking tape.The paper is reluctant to accept the paint and one must keep applying over and over and leaves a somewhat ragged paint edge as compared to the old board. I hope Crescent Co. will bring back the old board even if it costs more.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this watercolor board no longer meets your needs. We hope you'll be in touch with our Product Information Team so we can work with you to find an alternative. Product Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll be happy to work with you!
I've used Crescent boards for years
from Sandia Park, NM
I do large crayon drawings. I like the slight texture. The thickness of the 24-ply gives great stability and is easily mounted.
Best Illustration board!
Crescent No. 110 Cold Press Illustration Board is the best surface for my art style. I use this illustration board for all of my illustrations. I first transfer my drawing onto the illustration board, refine the drawing, use a light wash of acrylics, render everything with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and then go back for any touch up SPFX with the acrylics, such as highlights and accents. I have been looking for the best surface for my style and technique for my colored pencils. I've tried bristol boards to other illustration boards, but the Crescent No. 10 Cold Press works the best! I have just purchased more of the illustration board so I always have it when I need it. I will always use this board and never use anything else. Highly recommended! Price is amazing and your getting more for what you paid for!
...this board is tough and consistent, a
By chris the triathlete
from near syracuse, ny
I regularly abuse the Crescent Illustration boards by splashing, rubbing and scrubbing with brushes and gouache paints. The surface never lets me down! When the paper begins to break down a bit, I can let it dry, and smooth it out with sandpaper. It's indestructible. Since it's double weight, I can really soak it, and it warps very little. If it does warp, I wet down the back side, let it dry, and it's once again flat. Great product!
I would buy this product again.
By Bob the Aspiring Artist
from Salisbury, Ma
I have this product before and I am always pleased with it!
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