Backed by Fabriano's seven centuries of paper making expertise, Fabriano Artistico combines the best characteristics of the leading watercolor papers into one superior Italian-made paper. Exclusive to Fabriano is a new watercolor surface called Soft Press. It has an exquisite velvety texture that lies between traditional hot and cold press.
Nationally renowned watercolorist Catherine Anderson says, "Soft Press is outstanding! My washes go on smoothly, leaving no streaks, with very little buckling." Fabriano Artistico takes color beautifully, has excellent liftability and withstands scraping. In short, it's a friendly, forgiving sheet of exquisite beauty.
Sized both internally and externally with a gelatin free sizing that is odorless when wet. Artistico's absorbency remains consistent even if the paper is scratched. It is excellent for all water media, Printmaking, digital printing, pastels, charcoal, acrylics, and pen and ink. Traditional white is slightly off white and Extra White has a naturally bright white surface.
- 100% cotton
- Both internally and externally sized
- 2 natural and 2 tear deckles
- Watermarked "ARTISTICO + FABRIANO"
- Acid and Chlorine free
- No optical whiteners
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