Stillman & Birn Paper Sample Pack 8.5x11

Item Code: PA112-S
Out of Stock


PA112-S. Stillman & Birn Paper Sample Pack 8.5"x11".

August 2020: This pack is temporarily out of stock. We will have more available in late September, perhaps sooner.

These highly sought-after papers have both internal and surface sizing, giving them exceptional strength for applying wet and dry mediums. The sizing keeps pigments on the surface of the sheet -- you get vibrant colors and crisp edges, and the paper withstands erasure well.

The papers come in three surfaces.
Medium Grain: distinctive tooth, suitable for all dry media, and will also accept multiple washes.
Cold Press: Substantial tooth (but smoother than Cold Press watercolor paper), enhanced wet and tear strength, suitable for mixed-media artwork.
Smooth: Suitable for pen & ink, colored pencils, water-based markers as well as watercolors.

Two weights: 150 gsm and 270gsm. For comparison: Arches Text Wove (120gsm); watercolor paper 90lb(185gsm), 140lb (300gsm).

Pack of 9 sheets (8.5"11") allows you to sample each paper at a lower price. Each sheet in the pack is identified.
Alpha: White, Medium Grain, 150gsm.
Beta: White, Cold Press, 270gsm.
Delta: Ivory, Cold Press, 270gsm.
Epsilon: White, smooth finish, 150gsm.
Gamma: Ivory, Medium Grain, 150gsm.
Nova: 3 colors (Black, Beige, Grey), Medium Grain, 150gsm.
Zeta: White, Smooth finish, 270gsm.

Click HERE to read comments from the lettering artists we had test the papers.

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