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Drawing papers
Although any paper can be used for drawing, the term “Drawing Cartridge” generally describes a lightweight paper with a slight tooth. The papers in this section are suitable for pencil, charcoal and other dry media. Some will accept a light wash but if you intend to add a lot of water we would suggest you try a watercolour paper for better results.
Drawing papers
LAMBETH
Lambeth
A very white drawing cartridge with a reasonably smooth surface. It is acidfree and available in A1 in 130g and 160g
 
SURREY
Surrey
A creamy coloured paper in 3 weights (100g, 150g and 200g). Acidfree.
 
HERITAGE
Heritage
Also used as an edition paper, we stock Heritage in 160g in a slightly bigger than A1 size. It has a good tooth for drawing. If “acidfree” is your main concern this one has a full archival specification. It is made from Alpha Cellulose woodpulp, is calcium carbonate buffered to pH8.5 and has no optical brighteners.
 
WHITESAND
Whitesand
This popular paper is white with an even texture and a matt finish. It is acidfree and chlorine free. It comes in 140g in A1, A2, A3 and A4.
 
BREAD & BUTTER
Bread & Butter
We stock this because it is BIG. 1000x1400 (54”x40”). It is 270g – heavier than our smaller drawing papers but necessarily so in order to support its size. It is also suitable for printmaking (primarily screenprints and lithographs).
 
RECYCLED
Recycled
This is the only paper in our drawing section which does not claim to be neutral pH so it should not be used for pictures which you hope might last forever. It is nonetheless great value and ideal for price conscious bulk users. It is lightweight (100g), off white and available in A1, A2, A3 and A4.
 
FABRIANO 4 ROLLS
Fabriano 4
Rolls of paper are great for the flexibility they offer. Easy to carry, big size – which you can cut down if you want, convenient storage, simple for mail order. Bear in mind though that you will need to flatten it before you can work on it. Fabriano 4 comes in 2 choices, 200g NOT surface or 220g HP surface. They are quite robust, bright white and 1.5m x 10m (approx 5’ x11yards)
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FABRIANO ACCADEMIA
Fabriano accademia
Same size as Fabriano 4, available in 2 weights 120g and 200g but only one surface – matt. This is a cheaper paper.
 
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