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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.

 Diacel Clear Acetate A4 Pack of 5 115micron Diacel Clear Acetate A4 Pack of 5 115micron
£3.95
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
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 11 400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 11"x14" Spiral
£11.50
£10.40
3 in stock
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 11" x 14" 24 Pages 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Warm tan paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive warm tan shade which makes it ideal for sketching with light and dark media. The surface is hard enough for calligraphers to use with dip pens, graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching sticks, marker pens, china markers, coloured pencil…
Arches Watercolour Block 10x25cm 300g Hot Pressed 4 Arches Watercolour Block 10x25cm 300g Hot Pressed 4"x10"
£24.00
£21.00
Out of stock
ARCHES 10x25 Hot Pressed 20 Sheets Watercolour Block 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 manufacturers that have been around…
Fabriano Accademia A3 Artist Pack 100 120gsm Fabriano Accademia A3 Artist Pack 100 120gsm
£11.70
£10.50
4 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
£11.40
£10.50
5 in 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
Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad A5 300gsm/140lbs Hot Pressed Fabriano Classico 5 Fat Pad A5 300gsm/140lbs Hot Pressed
£11.64
£10.15
2 in 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
Hahnemuhle Sumi-e Paper Pad 80gsm 24x32cm Hahnemuhle Sumi-e Paper Pad 80gsm 24x32cm
£12.25
£10.88
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…
Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6 Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6"x12" Hot Pressed
£26.50
£23.20
2 in stock
ARCHES Watercolour Paper Block Hot 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 manufacturers…
Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6 Arches Watercolour Block 15x30cm 6"x12" Not 300gsm
£26.50
£23.20
1 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…
Art Creation Hardback Sketchbooks 140gsm 80 Sheets Art Creation Hardback Sketchbooks 140gsm 80 Sheets offer
£3.95
£2.99
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…
Derwent Sketching Journal Set NEW Derwent Sketching Journal Set NEW
£29.99
£23.99
1 in stock
Derwent Sketching Journal Set - Everything for the artist on the move! Perfect gift idea for artists, urban sketchers, landscape studies and holiday sketching. A5 Sketching Journal 4 Graphik Line Maker Pens: Black 0.2 and 0.5; Sepia 0.1 and Graphite Grey 0.3 Elastic Pen Wrap (fits around sketchbook) with 10 compartments for pens or pencils This quality set comes in a chunky presentation box with m…
Derwent Watercolour Pad 300gsm A2 Smooth Derwent Watercolour Pad 300gsm A2 Smooth
£28.30
£23.75
4 in stock
Derwent Watercolour Paper Pad A2 This new watercolour paper pad from Derwent has a wonderful smooth surface, perfect for watersoluble colour pencils, inks and watercolour paints. 300gsm/140lbs Acid Free Smooth Surface 12 Sheets Glued on one long edge
Hahnemuhle Skizze 190gsm A5 Pad 50 Sheets Hahnemuhle Skizze 190gsm A5 Pad 50 Sheets
£3.50
£2.80
Out of stock
Hahnemuhle Skizze 190 Sketch Pad - Excellent quality white drawing paper A5 Pad - glued on short edge 50 Sheets 190gsm 90lbs Acid Free The sketch pad is acid free and age resistant.  The drawing paper is suitable for pencil, charcoal, sepia, wax crayons, pastel, crayon, coloured pencils
Khadi Fat Square Book 100gsm 96 Pages 21x21cm Khadi Fat Square Book 100gsm 96 Pages 21x21cm
£12.25
£11.65
Out of stock
Khadi Paper Fat Square Book 21 x 21cm 96 Pages Section stitched binding Grey cover Medium surface 100gsm 100% long fibred cotton rag paper Deckle edge on one side Acid Free Excellent for watercolour, ink and all painting and drawing media Dimensions: 21 x 21 cm Binding: Section stitched binding Weight: 100 gsm Surface: Medium
Kraft White Paper Roll 33cm x 10 metres Kraft White Paper Roll 33cm x 10 metres
£3.00
12 in stock
Kraft White Paper Roll 33cm width x 10 metres length 60gsm Perfect craft and drawing paper Acid Free, pH neutral Good quality white kraft paper that is excellent value for money
Seawhite A5 Concertina Art Sketchbook Seawhite A5 Concertina Art Sketchbook
£11.22
Out of 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.
Seawhite Art Sketchbook - Jumbo Square Hardback Seawhite Art Sketchbook - Jumbo Square Hardback
£11.90
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…
Fabriano Bouquet - Bunch of Books! Fabriano Bouquet - Bunch of Books!
£16.56
£13.80
1 in stock
These are a delightful selection of small books full of different papers, a wonderful qualtiy selection for artists, writers and illustrators. Assortment of 7 different paper qualities shown as pocket size notes with bright cover colours remembering a cheerful bunch of flowers (bouquet). The writing pleasure on different kind of papers. Express yourself in a creative and originai way combined with…
Paint On Multi-Techniques Grey A3 Pad 250gsm Paint On Multi-Techniques Grey A3 Pad 250gsm
£13.60
2 in stock
Paint On Pad Multi-Techniques Grey A3 11.7" x 16.5" 250gsm/115lbs 30 sheets Glued on short edge Acid Free pH Neutral PEFC Certified Eye-catching grey colour, fine rough grain paper - perfect for highlighting, will give depth of colour and character to colour shades. Paint On is a new development from Clairefontaine for multi-techniques and offers the perfect compromise between dry and wet techniqu…
Paint On Multi-Techniques Natural Pad A5 250gsm Paint On Multi-Techniques Natural Pad A5 250gsm
£4.40
1 in stock
Paint On Pad A5 5.8" x 8.3" 250gsm/115lbs 30 sheets Glued on short edge Acid Free pH Neutral Fine rough grain in a soft natural shade (similar to Kraft paper colour) Paint On is a new development from Clairefontaine for multi-techniques and offers the perfect compromise between dry and wet techniques thanks to it's heavy weight.   Recommended for pencil, chalk and pastel and also popular for inks,…
Paint On Multi-Techniues White Pad A5 250gsm Paint On Multi-Techniues White Pad A5 250gsm
£4.40
Out of stock
Paint On Pad Multi-Techniques White A5 5.8" x 8.3" 250gsm/115lbs 30 sheets Glued on short edge Acid Free pH Neutral Light grain extra white paper - perfect for precise drawings Paint On is a new development from Clairefontaine for multi-techniques and offers the perfect compromise between dry and wet techniques thanks to it's heavy weight. This extra white paper is 100% cellulose with a very light…
Strathmore 400 Series Toned Grey Hardback 216x279mm Strathmore 400 Series Toned Grey Hardback 216x279mm
£27.79
£24.15
3 in stock
Series 400 Strathmore Hardback Toned Grey Sketchbook 8.5" x 11" (21.6 x 27.9cm) 80lbs/118gsm Weight Smooth Warm Grey Toned Paper 128 pages Acid Free 30% post-consumer fibre The hardback sketchbook has a warm grey tone paper which is ideal for sketching with light and dark media including graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, soft pastel and oil pastel. Attractive leather-feel cover. Made i…
Daler Rowney Watercolour Postcards A6 Not Daler Rowney Watercolour Postcards A6 Not
£6.05
£5.50
13 in stock
Aquafine A5 Travel Book Spiral Texture
Fabriano Accademia Drawing Paper Roll 200gsm/90lb - 1.5m x 10m Roll Fabriano Accademia Drawing Paper Roll 200gsm/90lb - 1.5m x 10m Roll
£38.24
£29.99
6 in stock
Fabriano Accademia Drawing Paper Roll 200gsm 1.5m x 10m The Fabriano Accademia Drawing Paper Roll has a softer, more textured feel than the Fabriano 4 paper making it a good surface for pencil, graphite and particularly charcoal. Fabriano Accademia drawing paper is made of high quality lignin free and acid free cellulose, guaranteeing long conservatione over time. Produced with 100% of E.C.F. pulp…

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