Drawing & Printing Papers
Handmade drawing papers in various colours and textures which support the use of all drawing techniques from charcoal to pen and ink

Essential properties of a good drawing paper include the ability to erase and alter without damage to the surface. The blending of cotton, linen and hemp fibres provides the necessary strength and stability.

None of the papers have a pure white colour, which as in nature provides an opportunity to use and intregrate the various tonal aspects into the work of the drawing.

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Blanc Ancien, 220 g/m²

format 56 x 76 cm      22" x 30"  white cotton and linen

 

This paper has become popular for letterpress in weights around 200g/m².  It can be used for screenprinting and general drawing techniques 

A selection of off white mid weight drawing papers

Papers include those with natural hemp and linen with other fibre inclusions.

141

Offwhite Pale, broad laid, 120 g/m²

 Nominal sheet size, 48 x 62 cm, 19" x 23.5"                                                                                       

This paper has excellent qualities for erasing and cleaning where drawings require many alterations.  It has been trialled and approved for use by several Florentine art academies particularly for drawings by students using charcoal and where frequent alterations are required without damaging the paper surface

199/10

Small drawing papers, stone laid, 10 sheets

New series for those who wish to have tough  drawing paper with four deckle edges without tearing down the sheet

9.8 x 12.5 inches       25 x 32 cms

Stone Laid  110gm²

200/10

Small drawing papers, Dark offwhite laid, 10 sheets

New series for those who wish to have tough drawing paper with four deckle edges without tearing down the sheet

9.8 x 12.5 inches       25 x 32 cms

Dark offwhite Laid  110gm²

A23

Beige antique laid, hemp & flax, 120 g/m²

Nominal sheet size 48 x 67 cm19" x 25"

A Warm luminescent beige with a tough surface and fibre inclusions, very suitable for chalk highlights

Imperial Size Papers

A selection of larger papers of generally heavier weights

A10

Antique laid, hemp & flax, with blue fibre inclusions, 90 g/m²

Nominal sheet size 48 x 67 cm19" x 25"

 Lively blued and flax flecked version with a tough surface and fibre inclusions, very suitable for chalk highlights

166

India Office Drawing, 180 g/m²

Nominal sheet size   56 x 76 cm, 22" x 30"

Originally used for binding British colonial archives, this is a mid-toned olive with black fibres which provides an excellent background for pen and ink as well as dry techniques 

 

 

183

Whistler's Olive, 180 g/m²

Nominal sheet size  56 x 76 cm, 22" x 30"

An internally sized smoother version of the watercolour paper, an alternative to the India Office without fibre inclusions in a paler olive tone.

B46

Bronze Drawing Wove, 100 g/m²,

58 x 81cm

Coloured papers for specialised life drawing

The following laid papers have been used as close replicas of coloured papers used by the 19th century French artist Prudhon.  Details of his technique can be found on the Rebecca Alfozon website.

034

Slad Blue laid 90 g/m²

Nominal sheet size 50 x 70 cm19.7" x 27.5"  

162

Selsley Sugarbag laid, 90 g/m²

Nominal sheet size 50 x 70 cm19.7" x 27.5"  

158

Barnsley Blue laid, 90 g/m²

Nominal sheet size 50 x 70 cm19.7" x 27.5"  

A27

Old Cox, wove 220 g/m²

Nominal size  56 x 76 cm   22" x 30"

So named since this was an early version of the current drawing paper