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We are specialists in art paper and endeavour to offer you the best possible choice whatever your preferred medium. Our range includes fine papers for watercolours, printmaking, pastels, drawing, oils and acrylics together with sketchbooks, pads, blocks and an impressive collection of specialist and handmade papers to inspire your creativity. Find out about the different kinds of art paper and how to choose which paper to use in our handy guide here.

Art paper is acid free as this minimises deterioration including yellowing and fading and maintains the structural integrity of the paper. Cotton papers are highly valued as they contain the strongest fibres which allow for erasing, scrubbing and scratching and cotton papers are earth friendly as they are often fashioned from recycled materials. Other papers are a mix of cotton and diverse fibres, lignin free and the best paper for your projects will depend on your media and style. We are always on hand to help you make your choice if you need further guidance.

Please note that many of our art papers are large sheets which present a challenge to pack and deliver. In consequence there is a minimum order level for these sheets but you can mix and match papers of a similar size to achieve that minimum number. The product listings contain guidance as to minimum order levels and exclusions. View our large range of sheet paper here.

Handmade Paper

We are particularly proud of our magnificent Khadi handmade paper collection. Handmade papers are rough and irregular, qualities which bring character and texture to your pieces and they are particularly suited to bold brush work and vibrant colours. Khadi papers are fashioned from cotton rag, Himalayan washi and natural lokti bark guaranteeing premium quality in a diverse range for a variety of applications.

Pastel Papers

The texture of pastel papers allows them to hold colour effectively allowing the artist to work without fixatives. Coloured pastel papers are lightfast and so will not fade. Both the paper and the paint remain as vibrant as when new or first applied. Our pastel papers from Art spectrum, Canson Mi Teintes, Pastelmat and Hahnmuhle offer the fabulous colours and textures you need to bring your dry media to life.

Specialist Papers

Our specialist papers offer exciting and new possibilities that are well worth exploring for student and professional artists as well as enthusiastic crafters. Our Japanese papers offer beautiful, innovative patterns and textures for painting, collage work and covering books. Clairefontaine Linen textured paper is a fabulous choice for work in oils and new to the range is the Arches Oil paper which is lightweight, easy to store, simple to frame and offers a surface which is ready to paint on without priming. Our collection also features Glassine paper and tissue for protecting your work and bags for paper storage.

Please do explore our unrivalled and exciting art paper collection where we are sure you will find the papers to inspire and challenge you. If you have any questions about our papers or how to mix and match your order then we are ready and waiting to help you make your selections.

A4 BRIGHT Assorted Colours 10 Sheet Pack 210gsm A4 BRIGHT Assorted Colours 10 Sheet Pack 210gsm
£2.50
6 in stock
Bright Card Pack of Assorted Colours 210gsm 10 Sheets Perfect for all sorts of arty activities
 Diacel Clear Acetate A4 Pack of 5 115micron Diacel Clear Acetate A4 Pack of 5 115micron
£4.95
Out of stock
Clear Acetate A4 Pack of 5 115micron Diacel is a high quality crylstal clear diacetate sheet for use with specialised markers, film colours, chinagraph pencils and wax-type drawing aids. Diacel is also used with overhead projectors A4 pack -210mm x 297mm 5 leaves
A4 PASTEL Assorted Colours 10 Sheet Pack 210gsm A4 PASTEL Assorted Colours 10 Sheet Pack 210gsm
£2.50
10 in stock
Pastel Card Pack of Assorted Colours 210gsm 10 Sheets Perfect for all sorts of arty activities
Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad A5 300gsm/140lbs Hot Pressed Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad A5 300gsm/140lbs Hot Pressed
£14.50
£10.60
Out of stock
FABRIANO CLASSICO 5 HOT PRESSED 300GSM WEIGHT IS NOW DISCONTINUED BY FABRIANO - LAST REMAINING STOCK Smooth, strong white surface - this is the most popular pad for illustration and botanical art and we also recommend for use with Schmincke Aerocolour Acrylic Inks 300gsm/140lb Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad A5 size Hot Pressed (Very smooth) surface 25 sheets per pad
Love Our Planet Natural Paper Pack 10 Sheets 8.5 Love Our Planet Natural Paper Pack 10 Sheets 8.5" x 11"
£11.50
£10.50
4 in stock
Love our Planet Natural Papers - 10 Pieces 8.5" x 11" made from renewable plant fibres Natural tones with fibres or specks showing. 50g weight Japanese paper, 10 sheets of authentic natural paper made from renewable plant fibres. Each pack has one colour of ten 8.5" x11" pieces of natural Japanese papers.Send us a message if you would prefer a particular colour, we cannot guarantee your choice but…
Arches Paper Oil Painting Pad 12 Arches Paper Oil Painting Pad 12" x 16" (31x41cm)
£32.95
£28.80
Out of stock
NEW Arches Oil Paper Pad - Ready to use, specially designed for oil painting and multi-media 12 Sheets  NOT surface  300gsm 140lbs 12" x 16" (31cm x 41cm) 100% Cotton sized and prepared to use with oil paints Mould made, natural white Neutral pH, acid free Archival With this new 100% cotton paper it is now possible to oil paint direct onto a traditional cold pressed surface that artists love. The…
Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6 Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6"x12" Not 300gsm
£30.85
£26.99
2 in stock
ARCHES Watercolour Paper Block NOT (Cold Pressed)  6" x 12" (15cm x 30cm) 20 Sheets Arches Watercolour Blocks of watercolour paper are long established quality products with a classic design revered by serious artists. Arches Watercolour Paper designed for watercolour artists, consistent, high quality and made of 100 per cent cotton will last. There are a few very well known watercolor paper manuf…
Fabriano Accademia A3 Artist Pack 100 120gsm Fabriano Accademia A3 Artist Pack 100 120gsm
£11.88
1 in stock
Fabriano Accademia A3 Loose Sheets Artist Pack 100 Sheets 120gsm - 90lbs Fabriano Accademia has a softer feel than Fabriano 4 paper.  Recommended for drawing materials and inks. Woodfree Surface Sized Acid Free Trimmed 4 Edges 120gsm A 3Pack 100 Loose Sheets
Fabriano Accademia A4 Artist Pack 200 120gsm Fabriano Accademia A4 Artist Pack 200 120gsm
£11.88
Out of stock
Fabriano Accademia A4 Loose Sheets Artist Pack 200 Sheets x 120gsm Fabriano Accademia has a softer feel than Fabriano 4 paper.  Recommended for drawing materials and inks. Woodfree Surface Sized Acid Free Trimmed 4 Edges 120gsm A4 Pack 200 Loose Sheets
Hahnemuhle Sumi-e Paper Pad 80gsm 24x32cm Hahnemuhle Sumi-e Paper Pad 80gsm 24x32cm
£12.85
£11.25
Out of stock
Sumi-e Paper Pad for Japanese Ink 24 x 32cm For the first time Hahnemühle has developed a special paper for the Japanese Sumi-e painting technique that is capable of meeting the strenuous requirements of the Sumi-e technique. It is extremely thin but nevertheless absorbent and allows the water to flow further than the ink. This permits sharp outlines but also delicate drawings. The pen strokes are…
Seawhite A5 Concertina Art Sketchbook Seawhite A5 Concertina Art Sketchbook
£11.30
1 in stock
A5 Concertina Sketchbook A5 Concertina Sketchbook is a fantastic concept for display. This versatile hardback book has no fewer than 70 possible working surfaces. Each page is 2 sheets joined together to give extra stability. A unique and much talked about product. 70 pages. 140gsm paper. Comes in a hard carrying case.
Art Creation Hardback Sketchbooks 140gsm 80 Sheets Art Creation Hardback Sketchbooks 140gsm 80 Sheets offer
£4.50
£3.50
Talens Art Creation Sketchbooks with 80 sheets of quality 140gsm paper, soft imitation leather black cover.  Perfect stocking filler gifts for artists! Black Leather Imitation with beautiful soft textured feel, an elastic band to keep your sketchbook closed and your artwork safe.  A silky black ribbon to keep you on the right page for your next sketch. 80 Sheets: 140gsm/90lbs: Acid Free Ivory pape…
Hahnemuhle Assorted Colour Velour Pad 30x40cm Hahnemuhle Assorted Colour Velour Pad 30x40cm
£35.30
£33.50
Out of stock
Hahnemuhle Velour Pastel Paper Pad 30x40cm (12" x 16" approx) x 10 Sheets A unique surface for pastel work, the velvet soft surface holds onto colour for clear, defined marks. Format : Pad Pastel Velour is 260 gsm paper with a unique velvet textured surface which is ideal for pastels, chalks and charcoal. The surface holds onto colour and marks, making it excellent for detailed works and added tex…
Seawhite Art Sketchbook - Jumbo Square Hardback Seawhite Art Sketchbook - Jumbo Square Hardback
£12.85
Out of stock
Square Sketchbook with hard cover, Large Size :140gsm, 25cm x 25cm Traditional black cloth covered hardback sketchbooks, well made basic jumbo square size for art projects available in portrait and landscape format. High quality hardbacked sketchbook. Attractive, traditional black cloth covers Strong, sewn binding. Containing quality 140gsm All-Media cartirdge paper Acid-free paper Sized for extra…
Yupo Painting Pad A3 85gsm 25 Sheets Yupo Painting Pad A3 85gsm 25 Sheets
£33.15
£31.15
2 in stock
Yupo Painting Pad A3 Size 85gsm 25 sheets - Painting Paper - this new surface for watercolour paint and acrylic paint has been recommended to us by artists.  Smooth and lightweight you can wipe off your paint to reveal the white surface, scratch away when dry, blend and merge colours in a most exciting way. Yupo is a smooth, synthetic paper is perfect for those watercolour or acrylic artists wanti…
Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Postcards A6 300gsm CP Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Postcards A6 300gsm CP
£6.00
£4.99
8 in stock
Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Postcards A6 300gsm/140lbs Cold Pressed (NOT) Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Paper is made of 100% virgin wood pulp. This paper is acid-free and calcium carbonate buffered to prevent the deterioration of colour over time. Aquafine Watercolour Paper is ideal for students. 100% virgin wood pulp and acid-free paper. Made on Fourdrinier machine paper. Good erasabil…

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