JNB Copperplate / Engrossers Pad 8.5X11in

Item Code: P01-8


P01-8. JNB Graph Pad with Slant Lines for Copperplate. 24lb bond. 8.5" x 11". Approx. 50 sheets. Slant lines - 55-degree angle

Smooth paper for pointed pen. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler's, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors.) The smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes.

Approx. 50 sheets with a blue grid and slanted lines for copperplate, 8 squares/inch. Grid may show up with some copiers. This pad takes the place of copperplate guidelines.

This paper is available in Blank Pads (see items P20 and P25).
For a regular 11"x17" graph pad for broad-edged penwork, use code P72 (Gilbert Graph Pad).

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Ink bleeds
Jun 19, 2014  |  By Jodi
The paper is smooth and lovely to write on, and the guidelines are very helpful. But Moon Palace Sumi ink bleeds right through, as does Higgins Eternal. Higgins also feathers like mad. I bought this pad to do Copperplate drills on. Alas. It will not work for that.

Love this paper
Dec 11, 2015  |  By Gail Fugere
I use Sumi and Ziller inks with this and have no issues. I like the lines for practicing and for lining up with envelopes. It is very smooth. I REALLY love this paper.

Great paper
Feb 19, 2020  |  By Karen H
I tried this paper years ago and had issues with bleeding. Recently at a class the teacher had a pad of this paper and I tried it again and I was thrilled that it was just as smooth as before but this time no bleeding at all! I ordered a pad and have been using it non-stop and am in love, it is my new favorite practice paper.

Great Pad for Practice
Dec 12, 2020  |  By Derek Hoffmann
Very happy with this pad, which took Walnut Richtone Sepia ink very well and didn't bleed at all. Appreciate using a pre-lined pad, which saves the tedious work of drawing one's own.

Favorite Practice Paper
Feb 5, 2021  |  By Amy
I am self-taught by online websites and such so I've tried almost all paper recommendations I've run across and this paper is by far my favorite to use for practice! I don't notice pooling or bleeding as with other papers I've tried and the grid really helps me work on letter placement and consistent sizing.

Best paper for Copperplate
Oct 1, 2021  |  By Nate
I've had no issues since using this paper with my Copperplate practice. None of my inks bleed through and my nibs write with ease.