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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
1 in 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
300 Series Bristol Smooth Roll 270gsm 42 300 Series Bristol Smooth Roll 270gsm 42" x 10 Yards
£46.00
£34.00
2 in stock
300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Roll 270gsm / 100lbs  42" width x 10 Yards Surface: Smooth Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper is now available in this useful roll size.  Perfect for many art projects. This Series 300 Bristol Paper is recommended for mechanical drawing, illustrations, marker pens, airbrush, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, mixed media, collage, airbrush and pen & ink.
300 Series Bristol Vellum Roll 270gsm 42 300 Series Bristol Vellum Roll 270gsm 42" x 10 Yards
£46.00
£34.00
Out of stock
300 Series Bristol Vellum Paper Roll 270gsm / 100lbs  42" width x 10 Yards Surface: Vellum Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper is now available in this useful roll size.  Perfect for many art projects. This Series 300 Bristol Paper is recommended for mechanical drawing, illustrations, marker pens, airbrush, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, mixed media, collage, soft pastels, oil pastels,…
300 Series Charcoal Paper Roll 95gsm 36 300 Series Charcoal Paper Roll 95gsm 36" x 10 Yards
£15.80
5 in stock
300 Series Strathmore Charcoal Paper Roll 36" x 10 Yards Weight: 95gsm / 64lbs Surface: Laid This natural white paper from Strathmore has a traditional look with its laid finish and makes it idea for charcoal and pastel drawing.  The surface is strong and hard making it also suitable for oil pastels and crayons.  Recommended for graphite pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal, graphite sticks, soft pa…
300 Series Newsprint Paper Roll 52gsm 36 300 Series Newsprint Paper Roll 52gsm 36" x 20 Yards
£11.99
Out of stock
Strathmore Series 300 Newsprint Roll Rough 52gsm/32lbs Suitable for dry media Roll size 36" x 20 Yards (91.4cm x 18.29 metres) The ever popular Strathmore 300 Series Newsprint paper available in an economically priced roll.  This natural toned newsprint paper is heavier weight than the normal newsprint which is 45gsm.  Useful for practicing sketching or preliminary drawings. Recommended for graphi…
400 Series Calligraphy Pad 75gsm 8.5 400 Series Calligraphy Pad 75gsm 8.5"x11"
£3.65
£3.50
4 in stock
400 Series Strathmore Calligraphy Paper Pad Wove finish  75gsm / 20lbs 8.5" x 11" (21.6 x 27.9cm) 50 Sheets Acid Free This natural white paper has an attractive wove (laid) finish and provides an ideal surface texture for a smooth ink flow.   Recommended for calligraphy nibs, pen and ink Tape Bound on the 8.5" edge
400 Series Coloured Pencil Sketchbook 9 400 Series Coloured Pencil Sketchbook 9"x12"
£7.99
Out of stock
Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil 100lbs/163gsm 9" x 12" (22.9 x 30.5cm) Spiral Bound or in the UK Coloured Pencil! Acid Free 30 Pages Pages micro-perforated and are actual size when removed at the micro-performation. The soft feel of this excellent paper is recommended for all coloured pencils ut is also good for graphite pencils and charcoal.  Artists also find that they get good results with…
400 Series Drawing Paper Roll 130gsm Smooth 42 400 Series Drawing Paper Roll 130gsm Smooth 42"x10 Yards
£23.60
5 in stock
400 Series Strathmore Drawing Paper Roll 130gsm / 80lbs 42" x 10 Yards Surface Smooth This cream coloured drawing paper is ideal for sketching and most finished art work.   Recommended for pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal and other sketching mediums. Can also be good for pen and ink, marker pens, soft pastels, mixed media and oil pastel.
400 Series Drawing Paper Roll 163gsm 36 400 Series Drawing Paper Roll 163gsm 36"x10 Yards
£15.99
5 in stock
400 Series Strathmore Drawing Paper Roll 163gsm / 100lbs 36" x 10 yards Cream coloured - Medium Surface The Series 400 drawing paper has a medium surface with slightly more texture than the lighter 80lb drawing pads.  The surface is durable enough to stand up to repeated erasing and reworking. Recommended for pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal and other sketching mediums. Can also be good for pen…
400 Series Heavy Weight Drawing Paper Roll  163gsm 42 400 Series Heavy Weight Drawing Paper Roll 163gsm 42"x 10 Yards
£18.99
Out of stock
400 Series Heavyweight Drawing Paper Roll Weight 100lbs/163gsm Size: 42" width x 10 Yards Cream colour Great paper to use for drawing and sketching with pencils, coloured pencils and charcoal.  The surface has slightly more texture than the 80lbs weight drawing paper and the paper is strong enough for repeat erasing and re -working.
400 Series Layout Paper Roll 36 400 Series Layout Paper Roll 36"x 10 Yards
£14.99
1 in stock
400 Series Layout Paper Roll 36 " x 10 Yards  (91.44cm x 9.1m) 400 Series Layout Bond Weight 16lbs / 60gsm Layout paper with its degree of transparency, has a smooth surface and is often used in layering and working out compositions. Use to rearrange, overlap, change direction your drawings until you are happy with your overall design. Recommended for pencils, pens and markers
400 Series Mixed Media Vellum Paper Roll 300gsm 42 400 Series Mixed Media Vellum Paper Roll 300gsm 42"x 8 Yards
£53.58
£47.50
Out of stock
400 Series Mixed Media Vellum Paper Roll 140lbs / 300gsm 42" x 8 Yards (106.7m x 7.32m) Acid Free This is a heavier weight paper with the attributes of a watercolour paper but with an attractive vellum drawing finish.  Recommended for watercolour painting, gouache painting, acrylic painting, graphite, pen and ink, coloured pencils, markers and collage. Suitable for studies and for finished artwork…
400 Series Recycled Paper Roll 89gsm 36 400 Series Recycled Paper Roll 89gsm 36"x 10 Yards
£13.99
4 in stock
400 Series Recycled Sketch Paper Roll 60 lb. 89 gsm Fine Tooth Surface Acid Free Popular, economical sketch paper which is great for experiementation, practising techniques and preliminary drawings with any dry media. Recommended for graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, sketching sticks, soft pastel and oil pastel. Contains 30% post-consumer fibre
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Roll 118gsm 42 400 Series Toned Grey Paper Roll 118gsm 42"x 10 Yards
£21.50
£18.99
2 in stock
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Roll 42" x 10 Yards (106.7cm x 9.14m) 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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…
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Sketchbook 11 400 Series Toned Grey Paper Sketchbook 11"x14" Spiral
£10.40
1 in stock
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 11" x 14" 24 Pages 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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 pen…
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Sketchbook 9 400 Series Toned Grey Paper Sketchbook 9"x12" Spiral
£6.99
2 in stock
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 9" x 12" 50 Sheets 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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 pen…
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Roll 118gsm 42 400 Series Toned Tan Paper Roll 118gsm 42"x 10 Yards
£21.50
£18.99
5 in stock
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Roll 42" x 10 Yards (106.7cm x 9.14m) 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Warm tan paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive 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 pencils, pen a…
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 11 400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 11"x14" Spiral
£11.50
£10.40
5 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…
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 9 400 Series Toned Tan Paper Sketchbook 9"x12" Spiral
£6.99
Out of stock
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 9" x 12" 50 Sheets 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Warm tan paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive warm 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 pencils, p…
400 Series Watercolour Paper Roll Cold Pressed 42 400 Series Watercolour Paper Roll Cold Pressed 42"x10 Yards
£61.99
£57.99
1 in stock
400 Series Watercolour Paper Roll Cold Pressed (Not) 140lbs / 300gsm 42" x 10 Yards ( 106.7cm x 9.14m) This is Strathmore paper in their intermediate grade, very popular with watercolour artists of all levels because of the fine and even washes that can be achieved. This 400 Series watercolour paper has a strong surface that will allow lifting and scraping applications. It is a natural white colou…

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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
300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Roll 270gsm / 100lbs  42" width x 10 Yards Surface: Smooth Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper is now available in this useful roll size.  Perfect for many art projects. This Series 300 Bristol Paper is recommended for mechanical drawing, illustrations, marker pens, airbrush, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, mixed media, collage, airbrush and pen & ink.
300 Series Bristol Vellum Paper Roll 270gsm / 100lbs  42" width x 10 Yards Surface: Vellum Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper is now available in this useful roll size.  Perfect for many art projects. This Series 300 Bristol Paper is recommended for mechanical drawing, illustrations, marker pens, airbrush, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, mixed media, collage, soft pastels, oil pastels,…
300 Series Strathmore Charcoal Paper Roll 36" x 10 Yards Weight: 95gsm / 64lbs Surface: Laid This natural white paper from Strathmore has a traditional look with its laid finish and makes it idea for charcoal and pastel drawing.  The surface is strong and hard making it also suitable for oil pastels and crayons.  Recommended for graphite pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal, graphite sticks, soft pa…
Strathmore Series 300 Newsprint Roll Rough 52gsm/32lbs Suitable for dry media Roll size 36" x 20 Yards (91.4cm x 18.29 metres) The ever popular Strathmore 300 Series Newsprint paper available in an economically priced roll.  This natural toned newsprint paper is heavier weight than the normal newsprint which is 45gsm.  Useful for practicing sketching or preliminary drawings. Recommended for graphi…
400 Series Strathmore Calligraphy Paper Pad Wove finish  75gsm / 20lbs 8.5" x 11" (21.6 x 27.9cm) 50 Sheets Acid Free This natural white paper has an attractive wove (laid) finish and provides an ideal surface texture for a smooth ink flow.   Recommended for calligraphy nibs, pen and ink Tape Bound on the 8.5" edge
Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil 100lbs/163gsm 9" x 12" (22.9 x 30.5cm) Spiral Bound or in the UK Coloured Pencil! Acid Free 30 Pages Pages micro-perforated and are actual size when removed at the micro-performation. The soft feel of this excellent paper is recommended for all coloured pencils ut is also good for graphite pencils and charcoal.  Artists also find that they get good results with…
400 Series Strathmore Drawing Paper Roll 130gsm / 80lbs 42" x 10 Yards Surface Smooth This cream coloured drawing paper is ideal for sketching and most finished art work.   Recommended for pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal and other sketching mediums. Can also be good for pen and ink, marker pens, soft pastels, mixed media and oil pastel.
400 Series Strathmore Drawing Paper Roll 163gsm / 100lbs 36" x 10 yards Cream coloured - Medium Surface The Series 400 drawing paper has a medium surface with slightly more texture than the lighter 80lb drawing pads.  The surface is durable enough to stand up to repeated erasing and reworking. Recommended for pencil, coloured pencils, charcoal and other sketching mediums. Can also be good for pen…
400 Series Heavyweight Drawing Paper Roll Weight 100lbs/163gsm Size: 42" width x 10 Yards Cream colour Great paper to use for drawing and sketching with pencils, coloured pencils and charcoal.  The surface has slightly more texture than the 80lbs weight drawing paper and the paper is strong enough for repeat erasing and re -working.
400 Series Layout Paper Roll 36 " x 10 Yards  (91.44cm x 9.1m) 400 Series Layout Bond Weight 16lbs / 60gsm Layout paper with its degree of transparency, has a smooth surface and is often used in layering and working out compositions. Use to rearrange, overlap, change direction your drawings until you are happy with your overall design. Recommended for pencils, pens and markers
400 Series Mixed Media Vellum Paper Roll 140lbs / 300gsm 42" x 8 Yards (106.7m x 7.32m) Acid Free This is a heavier weight paper with the attributes of a watercolour paper but with an attractive vellum drawing finish.  Recommended for watercolour painting, gouache painting, acrylic painting, graphite, pen and ink, coloured pencils, markers and collage. Suitable for studies and for finished artwork…
400 Series Recycled Sketch Paper Roll 60 lb. 89 gsm Fine Tooth Surface Acid Free Popular, economical sketch paper which is great for experiementation, practising techniques and preliminary drawings with any dry media. Recommended for graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, sketching sticks, soft pastel and oil pastel. Contains 30% post-consumer fibre
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Roll 42" x 10 Yards (106.7cm x 9.14m) 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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…
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 11" x 14" 24 Pages 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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 pen…
400 Series Toned Grey Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 9" x 12" 50 Sheets 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Cool Grey paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive cool grey 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 pen…
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Roll 42" x 10 Yards (106.7cm x 9.14m) 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Warm tan paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive 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 pencils, pen a…
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…
400 Series Toned Tan Paper Wire Bound Sketchbook 9" x 12" 50 Sheets 80lbs / 118gsm  Acid Free Medium Surface Warm tan paper Strathmore paper in an extremely attractive warm 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 pencils, p…
400 Series Watercolour Paper Roll Cold Pressed (Not) 140lbs / 300gsm 42" x 10 Yards ( 106.7cm x 9.14m) This is Strathmore paper in their intermediate grade, very popular with watercolour artists of all levels because of the fine and even washes that can be achieved. This 400 Series watercolour paper has a strong surface that will allow lifting and scraping applications. It is a natural white colou…