Papers

The history of paper began in Ancient Egypt approx. 3,700 BC – 3,200 BC with the use of papyrus as a medium for written records. However, papermaking has traditionally been traced to China about 105 AD, when Cai Lun, an official attached to the Imperial court during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD), created a sheet of paper using mulberry and other bast fibres along with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. The paper was soon widely used in China and spread to the rest of world through the Silk Road. The earliest European papers were made in Spain around 1036 AD primarily from raw materials of linen or cotton rags which gave paper the greatest strength and permanence. As the demand for paper grew, each country, throughout the years, have developed their own special papermaking skills and qualities.

Today, the characteristics sought in each paper is dictated by the particular use and the right choice of paper is imperative for the best results to be achieved.

Watercolour

  • Strathmore Series 200 Watercolor Pads NZD $13.40 - $18.30 2 items
  • Canson Aquarelle 500 x 700 NZD $12.60
    Aquarelle Canson is a watercolour paper produced on a cylinder-mould machine using the traditional process of papermakers. It features 60% cotton content and materials are carefully selected in order to give this paper its reputation for excellence. Acid free, without optical brighteners and alkaline buffered, this exceptional paper is designed to guarantee an excellent conservation over time. The texture is sensual to the touch and combined with its warm white colour, the paper brings contrast and perspective to your artworks. It offers a homogeneous and bright rendering of watercolours and is also easy to apply correction, whether the paper is wet or dry.... more »
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  • Canson Heritage 560 x 760 NZD $19.60 - $38.70
    L’Aquarelle Canson® Héritage is the quintessence of almost 500 years of know-how associated with all the latest technological advances in papermaking: - Strong and absorbent; 100% cotton - Mould-made for a sensual texture and strength - An innovative sizing ensures uniform washes without accumulation of pigments. Colors are bright and vivid. Allows for ultra sharp brush strokes without smudges - Easy to correct whether wet or dry - An optimized working time: The paper remains at peak saturation longer giving the artist ample time to work larger areas... more »
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  • Fluid Watercolour Blocks NZD $14.20 - $39.20
    High Quality at an Affordable Price. Fluid Watercolor Paper is crafted in our European mill which produced its first paper stock in 1618. Our mill masters craft small batches at slow speeds allowing for finer control of quality. This slow approach produces a sheet of great strength that shares much of the working integrity of more expensive mould-made papers. EASY-BLOCK - 15 Sheets Glued on Two Edges. Paint directly on the top sheet in the block. The glue along the two long edges will hold the sheet flat as you paint. When your painting is dry, slide a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet. Release the glue along one edge and pull your painting free.... more »
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  • Strathmore Aquarius II NZD $16.40
    Strathmore Aquarius II Watercolor Paper is made with an innovative combination of cotton and synthetic fibers that work beautifully with all watercolor techniques. This lightweight 216gsm sheet was created to reduce the buckling and swelling found in other sheets of the same weight. Cold Press surface. Acid-free.... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Roll NZD $114.70 Out of Stock
    Cold Press, acid-free, heavyweight for finished artwork and wet media. 300gsm 42" x 10 yards (106.7cm x 9.14m)... more »

Mixed Media

  • Canson Imagine 500 x 700 350gsm NZD $4.40
    Canson Imagine is notable for its silky texture, in that its natural aspect is maintained, giving it an exceptional feel to the touch. Its texture, absorption capacity and weight (200 gsm) make Canson Imagine an ideal support for both dry and wet techniques, such as gouache or watercolour. Being pure white in colour, Canson Imagine gives excellent contrast and provides harmonious colours.... more »
  • Canson The Wall 500 x 700 220gsm NZD $5.60
    Canson The Wall is a revolutionary paper specially designed for graffiti artists, illustrators and designers. It acts as a real wall being completely opaque, bleed-proof and double sided. It is resistant to alcohol-based markers and spray cans and it enables the artist to draw clear and precise lines with very thin felt-tip pens as well as with thick markers. Thanks to its unique innovative manufacturing process, ink will never bleed through Canson The Wall, even when it is subject to heavy and repeated use of markers. With a smooth and high white surface, the contrast of colours is enhanced and it allows its users to create large and solid tint areas with no blotching for a professional result look. Its weight (220 gsm) offers a perfect compromise between rigidity and flexibility to ensure ease of use. No waste with The Wall, it provides excellent results even when used on both sides.... more »
  • Arches OIl Sheets NZD $12.50 - $15.95
    This French-made, 300gsm (140 lb.) deckle-edge paper is specially formulated for oil painting. It is ready-to-use and requires no gesso or special preparation. It features a powerful and efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents and binders evenly while allowing paint and pigment to remain on the surface. Less brittle than gessoed paper, it is resistant to chipping or cracking. It is easy to cut, roll, frame, store and transport.... more »
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  • Fabriano Tela Roll 300gsm 1500 x 10M NZD $298.90
  • Stonehenge Rolls NZD $395.00 - $495.00
    Stonehenge is a traditional fine art paper with a smooth, flawless surface that is slightly mottled to resemble actual vellum. Use it for watercolor, printmaking, pen-and-ink, pencil, or pastel. Stonehenge is machine-made in the United States, from 100% cotton fibers. 50" x 10yd (1.3M x 9.1M) ... more »
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Bristol Pads NZD $23.50 - $44.20
    Bristol drawing papers with all the characteristics of a fine drawing surface in a heavier weight sheet. They come in a Regular surface ideal for a broad range of media, and a Smooth surface suited for pen or pencil. Fifteen 2-ply sheets per tape-bound pad. Acid-free.... more »
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Drawing/Printmaking

  • Canson 1557 NZD $1.80 - $2.20
    This bright white paper was designed to accentuate contrast and allows colours to "POP". The 1557 name pays homage to the year that the Montgolfier family founded Canson. This great classic is favoured among both professional and amateur artist who appreciate its light grain. Under this paper's rather simplicity is a rather sophisticated and technical paper. The paper's grain is neither too smooth nor too prominent. which gives il a neutral and subtle surface which is ideal for sketching and drawing with dry media. Canson 1557 paper is ideal for use with all kinds of graphite for it retains pigments well and allows for unlimited shading and gradation. Canson 1557 is made with mass and surface sizing giving il a remarkably resistant quality that is resistant to repeated erasing. The Canson 1557 range is sold in sheets or in rolls, under the name of Dessin JA.... more »
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  • Canson "C" à grain NZD $3.60 - $4.30
    Canson "C" à grain paper is ideal for drawing thanks to its fine grain, that is neither too smooth nor too prominent, allowing both effects of relief and a delicately balanced result. Manufactured using only alpha cellulose, it contains absolutely no lignin which might result in yellowing of the paper over time. This naturally white paper, with no optical brightness additives, acid-free and permanent, meets all the requirements of the ISO 9706 standard. It is stock and surface-sized, enabling it to withstand repeated erasing or scraping without flaking. An all-round paper it is suitable for all dry techniques and certain wet techniques such as ink and gouache.... more »
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  • Canson Barbizon 500 x 700 250gsm NZD $4.60
    Canson Barbizon is cotton-free paper made on a fourdrinier paper machine, and boasts a thick and resistant surface.Double-sided,it features one silky side (practically smooth), while the other side is slightly textured.This high-quality paper is perfectly suited for every majorPrint Making technique.Ideal for students.... more »
  • Arches Velin BFK Rives NZD $16.60 - $41.00
    A smooth surface and light sizing makes this paper a favorite with artists and print makersworking in practically every technique. Mold-made, 100% cotton, acid-free and buffered, the sheets have four deckled edges and a registered watermark. Excellent for all hand-printing processes, lithography, intaglio etching, wood engraving, silkscreen, linocut and collotype. They may also be used for embossing and drawing, though they are not recommended for offset printing.... more »
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  • Strathmore Series 500 Charcoal Sheets NZD $4.50
    This 100% cotton fiber, acid-free paper has a traditional laid pattern and provides the proper resistance for precise shading with charcoal and pastels. The raised texture makes it a fascinating paper for all mediums. 19 x 25" ... more »
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  • Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads NZD $27.95 - $55.10
    This is a general purpose, 60lb. (89gsm) sketch paper for classroom, experimentation or perfecting technique with pen, pencil and a variety of other media. Each spiral-bound pad is acid-free. 100 sheets... more »
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Japanese

  • Kozo Sumi Roll NZD $49.50 Out of Stock
    This 60 foot roll of plain Kozo paper is 11" wide and is designed for use in Sumi-e, calligraphy and paper crafts.... more »
  • Yuzen Umbrellas NZD $19.95 Out of Stock
    Silkscreened "umbrellas" in black, grey, white and gold creates a stunning geometric element. 25" x 38", 38gsm ... more »
  • Yuzen Red Wave NZD $19.95
    Silkscreened in retro colors in a linear wave pattern. 25" x 38", 38gsm ... more »
  • Melange NZD $13.80 Out of Stock
    Symbolizing the colors of the Japanese season of winter, this subtle looped pattern appears printed, but is far more complex. The pattern is created from dyed strands of Mitsumata, a shrub that is cultivated in Japan, Korea and China. These thin, lustrous colored fiber strands are placed on top of a wood pulp base paper and then married together using a machine process. Not only is this a beautiful paper, but also a fairly durable one, as mitsumata is also one of the materials used to make Japanese money. The mitsumata shrub is a member of the Daphne family, and regenerates itself every three years, making this an eco-friendly paper as well. 21" x 30" 80gsm, Machine Made, Acid Free... more »
  • Ogura Lace NZD $12.70
    Strong, durable lace made of hemp fiber. 21" x 31" 27gsm, Machine Made, Acid Free... more »
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  • White Unryu with Gold/Silver flecks NZD $5.95
    'An elegant, translucent paper with long, white fibrous strands and faux gold and silver leaf flecks floating throughout. This paper is perfect for adding a "touch of class" to a plain black and white invitation, with it's beautiful sheer quality. Simply wrap around the flat card invitation and secure with a gold or silver seal, embellishment, or ribbon. Also gorgeous for use as tissue in a special gift bag or box. A favorite for collage paper artisans seeking the options that this Japanese paper offers, such as chin colle'. 25" x 37" 20gsm, Machine Made... more »

Thai

  • Sakura Moss NZD $7.95
    Sakura, which means cherry blossom in Japanese, best describes this colorful floral paper with metallic gold accents. Adding to the Japanese look, the design is screenprinted on unryu paper from Thailand which is often referred to as Japanese rice paper, featuring strands of kozo fiber throughout. 25" x 37", 27gsm, Machine Made, pH Neutral ... more »
  • White Daisy Lace NZD $8.95
    An intricate lace background peeks through this cheerful daisy design from Thailand. This paper's unique handmade texture adds a dimension beyond our traditional lightweight laces, creating a "canvas" for creativity by applying pastels, inks. Also an excellent choice for use in multi media such as collage, encaustic art, card making, rubber stamping and more. 22" x 30", 60gsm, Handmade, pH Neutral ... more »
  • Embossed Leaves & Branches NZD $14.50
    Natural white paper, embossed with a leaf and branch pattern. A high quality paper with a thick embossing, this organic pattern has more of a cast paper feel and the detail is exquisite. 22" x 30", 100gsm, Handmade, Acid-free ... more »
  • Thai Garden Smooth NZD $8.95
    A natural white paper, categorized as a garden paper. This mulberry paper has a smooth finish and no inclusions. Deckle edges on all sides add to its handmade beauty. 22" x 30", 100gsm, Handmade, Acid-free ... more »
  • Sumi Print NZD $8.50
    Screenprinted on Unryu paper, our Sumi background means simplicity, while the foreground means "open the mind" and has an astrological symbol for the goat (sign of the Capricorn). 25" x 37", 25gsm ... more »
  • Water Drops Gold & Brown NZD $8.40
    Like a light spring rain, when drops first fall into the water, this paper brings you there. Cleverly screenprinted, this handmade mulberry paper appears almost brush stroked. A trendy design, this makes a very hip book cover. Or, try it as a home décor paper such as on a lampshade, in collage or for wall covering. 25" x 37", 37gsm, Handmade, Neutral pH ... more »

Egyptian Papyrus

  • Light Papyrus NZD $10.80 - $15.20
    This textured paper dating back to 2700 B.C. is formed by laying thin strips of papyrus plant stalk in horizontal and vertical (crosswise) layers. Each handmade sheet is unique and often features frayed edges adding to its handmade character. Its strength makes these papers ideal for painting, writing and drawing. Handmade, Neutral pH... more »
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  • Flecked Papyrus NZD $10.80
    This textured paper dating back to 2700 B.C. is formed by laying thin strips of papyrus plant stalk in horizontal and vertical (crosswise) layers. Each handmade sheet is unique and often features frayed edges adding to its handmade character. Its strength makes these papers ideal for painting, writing and drawing. 12" x 16" Handmade, Acid Free... more »

Mexican

  • Letter Press Paper Ivory NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Letter Press Paper White NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Amate Weave Marble NZD $24.00 Out of Stock
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free... more »
  • Amate Weave Robin Egg NZD $24.00
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free... more »
  • Amate Weave Brown NZD $24.00 Out of Stock
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free... more »
  • Amate Weave Lattice Blue Hues NZD $24.00
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free... more »
  • Amate Weave Light Cranberry NZD $24.00
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free... more »
  • Amate Bark, Marble NZD $24.00 Out of Stock
    Handmade by the Otomi artisans of Mexico, this beautiful amate paper is still created using the same methods that their Mesoamerican ancestors used 3000 years ago. Boiled and pounded from the bark of amate "wild fig" tree, xalama, jonote and mulberry trees, this acid free paper is a wonderful choice for fine art uses including acrylic or gouache paintings, ink and pastel drawings, stamping, blockprinting, bookmaking/bookbinding, and paper crafts. Due to the use of natural bark and the handmade process, each sheet is unique and will vary in shade, color, weight and pattern. Size is approximate, due to the deckle edges and drying process. 15.5" x 23.5" Approx. 150gsm, Handmade, Acid Free... more »

Nepalese

  • Rustic Curry NZD $7.50 Out of Stock
    A spectacular semi-glossy two-layered lokta, with a unique rustic, crackled texture drenched in warm, curry-colored browns. Great for book covers, lampshades and decorative boxes. 19 x 29" 45gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free ... more »
  • Lokta Robin Egg NZD $8.50
    Derived from the bark of Nepal’s lokta (daphne) bush, this eco-friendly, “tree-free” paper features four deckle edges, adding to its handmade beauty. Dyes, which are often extracted from the skins of natural fruits, spices, nuts and vegetables such as pomegranates, saffron, walnuts and rhubarb, produce the gorgeous colors and soft tones that are unique to each sheet. These acid free papers are wonderful choices for fine art use, block or screen printing, journaling, book making and more. 20 x 30" 60gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free ... more »
  • Bodhi Leaves Gold on Blue NZD $10.95
    Richly colored lokta paper is “stamped” with gold metallic bodhi leaves to create a natural, beautiful effect. 20" x 30"... more »
  • Oil Paper Square Strings NZD $22.95
    Very unique and different, oil papers are great for adding translucent details to any project. This paper has hemp strings in a square pattern as an added inclusion. 20" x 28" 80gms, Handmade ... more »
  • Tufted Flowers NZD $11.50 Out of Stock
    The designs in this wonderful handmade paper have been hand “puckered” to create crinkled, flower-like shapes. In some areas, the flower design is less defined but remains consistent in texture, challenging the observer with a real play on the eyes. The reverse side of this paper has a debossed feel to it, adding to the interest of this unique lokta paper. Deckle edges add to the handmade look. 20" x 30" 100gsm, Handmade ... more »
  • Travertine NZD $13.00 Out of Stock
    Travertine paper has a true architectural essence about it. The depth and texture of its recessions, combined with its "smooth as plaster" surface, uncannily mimics the character of travertine stone. Every hand made sheet is unique in its markings, each varying in texture and depth. Deckle edges add to this paper's handmade look. An excellent choice for art projects seeking a heavier paper. 20" x 30" 250gsm, Handmade... more »

Philippines

  • Salago Kiwi NZD $14.60
    This salago paper in bright kiwi green has visible, natural inclusions scattered throughout, adding a textural interest to this organic paper. 26" x 37", Weight varies, Handmade, Acid-free ... more »
  • Salago Orange Marmalade NZD $14.60
    This salago paper truly looks like orange marmalade! With visible, natural darker orange fibers and other natural inclusions scattered throughout, this is a fun, textured paper. 26" x 37", Weight varies, Handmade, Acid-free ... more »
  • Silver Sheen NZD $3.00 Out of Stock
    Fine, spun fibers give this non-woven paper a remarkable, sheened finish. Although extremely lightweight, this paper is surprisingly strong. Its semi-sheer quality makes it a great choice for use in craft projects such as lampshade or glass candle covers. For a more opaque deeper color, simply layer this paper. 19.5" x 27.5" 30gsm ... more »
  • Gold Sheen NZD $3.00 Out of Stock
    Fine, spun fibers give this non-woven paper a remarkable, sheened finish. Although extremely lightweight, this paper is surprisingly strong. Its semi-sheer quality makes it a great choice for use in craft projects such as lampshade or glass candle covers. For a more opaque deeper color, simply layer this paper. 19.5" x 27.5" 30gsm ... more »
  • Leaves & String -natural NZD $15.20 Out of Stock
    This tactile beauty is one of our most interesting Abaca papers. Inclusions of fossilized guyabano leaves, coconut husks and abaca pulp enhance the natural base of this paper. Wisps of raw abaca fiber strings are then layered on top for the finishing touch. 23" x 35" 92gsm, Machine Made, Neutral pH... more »

Indian

  • Shizen Pastel Paper 8.5 x 11" NZD $1.50 22 items
  • Shizen Pastel Paper 19 x 25" NZD $4.95
    All Shizen papers are handmade in India from 100% recycled materials using a pollution-free process. This acid-free, 200 gsm pastel paper is made from 100% cotton rag and comes in a variety of colors. 19 x 25"... more »
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  • Woodblock Floral Aqua NZD $11.20 Out of Stock
    Bright and bold is the only way to describe this floral pattern, shown here in aqua and lime green. 20" x 28", Cotton Rag, Neutral pH ... more »
  • Anemone Blossoms NZD $12.00
    A lovely, mellow color combination of sage, periwinkle and wine! Five-petaled flower blossoms scattered playfully about, are the focal point of this trendy color palette. An ideal choice for book covers, home décor projects, card making and more. 19.5" x 27", 100gsm, Handmade, Neutral pH ... more »
  • Kasmir NZD $11.20
    This regal paper called Kasmir, features a damask influenced design in a velvety flocked texture. Simply gorgeous for use as a wedding invitation, as a fine art matt, journal cover or home décor project. 21" x 29", 100gsm, Handmade, Cotton, Neutral pH ... more »
  • Passion Flower NZD $10.60
    This fashion-forward design features clusters of passion flowers in popping trend colors of citrus green, pink lavender and punchy purple against a rich chocolate brown background. Made from eco-friendly recycled cotton rag, this paper lends itself to a multitude of art, craft and home décor uses as well as gift wrap. 21" x 29", 100-110gsm, Handmade, Acid-Free ... more »

Italian

  • Spectra Pewter/Silver Blue/Black NZD $8.50 Out of Stock
    This screenprinted “Spectra” design features matte metallic colors of pewter and silver-blue, the perfect compliments to the rich black base paper. Uses include papercrafting, cardmaking, fine art applications such as collage and more. Made in Italy 22" x 30", 150gsm, Handmade ... more »
  • Enameled Natural Florentine NZD $10.95 Out of Stock
    This Florentine inspired design is screenprinted in two rich colors, an enamel- finished black plus metallic gold for detailing. This combination is the perfect compliment to the warm natural colored cotton rag background. Subtle fiber inclusions create additional interest to this handmade paper. Made in Italy 19.5" x 27.5", 80-100gsm, Handmade, 100% Cotton ... more »
  • Portofino NZD $15.00
    Italian design and ingenuity on cream paper with a splash of color. 27" x 36", Machine Made, Acid-Free ... more »
  • Roman NZD $15.00
    Italian design and ingenuity on cream paper with a splash of color. 27" x 36", Machine Made, Acid-Free ... more »

Handmade

  • Shizen Pastel Paper 8.5 x 11" NZD $1.50 22 items
  • Shizen Pastel Paper 19 x 25" NZD $4.95
    All Shizen papers are handmade in India from 100% recycled materials using a pollution-free process. This acid-free, 200 gsm pastel paper is made from 100% cotton rag and comes in a variety of colors. 19 x 25"... more »
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  • Letter Press Paper Ivory NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Letter Press Paper White NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Spectra Pewter/Silver Blue/Black NZD $8.50 Out of Stock
    This screenprinted “Spectra” design features matte metallic colors of pewter and silver-blue, the perfect compliments to the rich black base paper. Uses include papercrafting, cardmaking, fine art applications such as collage and more. Made in Italy 22" x 30", 150gsm, Handmade ... more »
  • Enameled Natural Florentine NZD $10.95 Out of Stock
    This Florentine inspired design is screenprinted in two rich colors, an enamel- finished black plus metallic gold for detailing. This combination is the perfect compliment to the warm natural colored cotton rag background. Subtle fiber inclusions create additional interest to this handmade paper. Made in Italy 19.5" x 27.5", 80-100gsm, Handmade, 100% Cotton ... more »

Decorative

  • Bodhi Leaves Gold on Blue NZD $10.95
    Richly colored lokta paper is “stamped” with gold metallic bodhi leaves to create a natural, beautiful effect. 20" x 30"... more »
  • Spectra Pewter/Silver Blue/Black NZD $8.50 Out of Stock
    This screenprinted “Spectra” design features matte metallic colors of pewter and silver-blue, the perfect compliments to the rich black base paper. Uses include papercrafting, cardmaking, fine art applications such as collage and more. Made in Italy 22" x 30", 150gsm, Handmade ... more »
  • Enameled Natural Florentine NZD $10.95 Out of Stock
    This Florentine inspired design is screenprinted in two rich colors, an enamel- finished black plus metallic gold for detailing. This combination is the perfect compliment to the warm natural colored cotton rag background. Subtle fiber inclusions create additional interest to this handmade paper. Made in Italy 19.5" x 27.5", 80-100gsm, Handmade, 100% Cotton ... more »
  • Salago Orange Marmalade NZD $14.60
    This salago paper truly looks like orange marmalade! With visible, natural darker orange fibers and other natural inclusions scattered throughout, this is a fun, textured paper. 26" x 37", Weight varies, Handmade, Acid-free ... more »
  • Sakura Moss NZD $7.95
    Sakura, which means cherry blossom in Japanese, best describes this colorful floral paper with metallic gold accents. Adding to the Japanese look, the design is screenprinted on unryu paper from Thailand which is often referred to as Japanese rice paper, featuring strands of kozo fiber throughout. 25" x 37", 27gsm, Machine Made, pH Neutral ... more »
  • White Daisy Lace NZD $8.95
    An intricate lace background peeks through this cheerful daisy design from Thailand. This paper's unique handmade texture adds a dimension beyond our traditional lightweight laces, creating a "canvas" for creativity by applying pastels, inks. Also an excellent choice for use in multi media such as collage, encaustic art, card making, rubber stamping and more. 22" x 30", 60gsm, Handmade, pH Neutral ... more »

Book Arts

  • Letter Press Paper Ivory NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Letter Press Paper White NZD $9.95
    This handmade paper features a soft felt-like texture and gorgeous deckle edges. Externally sized for art applications including watercolor, charcoal, pencil, blockprinting, screenprinting and more. Inkjet printable. Laser printable on laser printers that accept 200 gsm and higher for best toner fusing results. Additional applications/processes accepted include: offset printing, letterpress, foil stamping, embossing/debossing. Environmentally friendly and acid free. 19.5 x 23.5" 185gsm, Acid free, Handmade ... more »
  • Thai Unryu NZD $5.95
    Unryu, which translates to "cloud dragon paper" in Japanese, features long strands of kozo fiber which are characteristic of this lightweight paper from Thailand. Its translucent quality allows light to filter through, beautifully displaying each swirling fiber. An excellent choice for art applications such as collage, Chine Collé and for decorative purposes. 25" x 37" 25gsm, Machine Made... more »
    7 items
  • Corrugated Card 500 x 700 NZD $5.95 3 items
  • Arches Text Wove NZD $6.80
    This paper is excellent for book arts, drawing, etching, lithography and letterpress printing. Each sheet is 100% cotton, acid-free, buffered and features a registered watermark. 120gsm 19 x 25 inches... more »
  • Glassine NZD $2.95
    A neutral pH, translucent white paper. Can be used as a slip sheet for storing artwork. Size: 24" x 36" ... more »

Pads

  • Strathmore Series 200 Watercolor Pads NZD $13.40 - $18.30 2 items
  • Canson XL Pads NZD $18.00 - $68.70
    The Canson XL range was specifically developed to meet the needs of art students. As they use large quantities of paper, the XL range features tough pads, with as many as 120 sheets per pad, at a competitive price! XL® also provides them with an opportunity to try out different textures and basis weights according to their personal tastes and the technique involved. There are XL pads for sketching, drawing, layout and mixed techniques.... more »
    22 items
  • Strathmore Parchment Sheets NZD $19.95
    Ideal for scrapbooking, invitations, certificates and traditional calligraphic lettering applications, these parchment-toned 60 lb. sheets have a smooth surface for even, fluid ink flow. 50 sheets 8.5 x 11"... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Bristol Pads NZD $23.50 - $44.20
    Bristol drawing papers with all the characteristics of a fine drawing surface in a heavier weight sheet. They come in a Regular surface ideal for a broad range of media, and a Smooth surface suited for pen or pencil. Fifteen 2-ply sheets per tape-bound pad. Acid-free.... more »
    6 items
  • Strathmore Series 300 Bristol Pads NZD $19.95 - $67.70
    An economical paper of 2-ply bristol weight in a choice of two surfaces. Regular is designed for a broad range of dry mediums/medias including crayon, pencil, charcoal and art markers. Smooth is ideal for fine pen and ink, pencil and mechanical drawing. Twenty sheets per tape-bound pad. Acid-free.... more »
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  • Fabriano Black Pad NZD $22.10 - $44.10
    Fabriano Black Black is a range of uncoated cardboards made of ECF cellulose pulp. This paper is characterized by a very deep black colour due to the high quality and lightfast pigments used for its production. Flexible and resistant it is ideal for pastel, colour pencils, markers, acrylics, passe-partout and portfolio presentations. ... more »
    2 items

Rolls

Tracing/Graphic

  • Daler-Rowney Tracing Pad 90gsm A4 NZD $25.70
    50 sheets. Daler-Rowney''s Tracing paper is highly transparent and offers superb erasability with both erasers and blades. It comes in a range of sizes and two weights to suit all applications. It is designed for use with all types of pencil, drawing pens and inks. A must for designers and architects.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Tracing Pad 90gsm A3 NZD $39.60
    50 sheets. Daler-Rowney''s Tracing paper is highly transparent and offers superb erasability with both erasers and blades. It comes in a range of sizes and two weights to suit all applications. It is designed for use with all types of pencil, drawing pens and inks. A must for designers and architects.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Tracing Pads 60gsm NZD $21.95 - $65.20
    50 sheets. Daler-Rowney''s Tracing paper is highly transparent and offers superb erasability with both erasers and blades. It comes in a range of sizes and two weights to suit all applications. It is designed for use with all types of pencil, drawing pens and inks. A must for designers and architects.... more »
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  • Acetate Pad NZD $24.00
    A general purpose film ideally suited for overlays, color separations and layouts. Very good dimensional stability, flatness and clarity. .003 25 sheetsGrafix Acetate is now certified as 100% biodegradable. Manufactured from wood pulp, cellulose diacetate can be recycled, composted or incinerated.... more »
    2 items
  • Grafix Clear-Lay Pads NZD $20.60 - $48.70
    Clear-Lay is an archival film designed for overlays, stencils and protective coverings. An economical alternative to acetate, it is acid-free and contains no plasticizers. A softer film that is ideal for cutting, it also provides clarity, flatness and dimensional stabiltiy. 25 sheets.... more »
    3 items
  • Tracing Paper 90gsm (single sheet) NZD $0.30 - $2.40 4 items

Pastel

  • UART Pastel Paper NZD $11.80 - $24.50
    UART Premium Sanded Paper is designed to provide pastel, colored pencil and charcoal artists with a consistent and reliable surface, UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper accepts a wide variety of wet media for underpainting without compromising or damaging the tooth. You can add layer upon layer, correct and create without impairing the surface of your painting or drawing. And thanks to its unique sanded surface, you don't need to use fixatives.... more »
    4 items
  • Colourfix Smooth 500 x 700 NZD $15.40
    Art Spectrum® Colourfix™ Smooth is a new addition to the Colourfix™ range of papers and pastels. Manufactured by screen printing Colourfix™ Smooth Primer onto European Archival 300gsm Hot Pressed watercolour paper making 340gsm pastel paper. The Colourfix™ Smooth texture is ideal for pastel artists who are looking for a not so toothy surface. The surface still has enough soft tooth to enable the pastel artist to do multiple layers of pastel. Colourfix™ Smooth is available in 20 colours. Colourfix™ Smooth is a versatile surface that can be used for pastels, oil colours, acrylics, inks, oil pastels, gouache, watercolours and dry media such as charcoal and pencils.... more »
    19 items
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads NZD $92.80 - $144.10
    Art Spectrum® Colourfix™ Smooth is a new addition to the Colourfix™ range of papers and pastels. Manufactured by screen printing Colourfix™ Smooth Primer onto European Archival 300gsm Hot Pressed watercolour paper making 340gsm pastel paper. The Colourfix™ Smooth texture is ideal for pastel artists who are looking for a not so toothy surface. The surface still has enough soft tooth to enable the pastel artist to do multiple layers of pastel.... more »
    4 items
  • Pastelmat Pads NZD $27.50 - $80.95
    A new concept for those who use pastels. The pastel adheres so well to this new paper that you don't need to use a fixative between each layer. You are able to multiply the layers without a saturation effect. Heavy 360g paper 12 acid free sheets per pad. In the pad, each sheet is seperated by a crystal separator sheet. Made in France by Clairefontaine.... more »
    18 items
  • Pastelmat Sheets 500 x 700 NZD $15.95
    The pastel adheres so well to this new paper that you don't need to use a fixative between each layer. You are able to multiply the layers without a saturation effect. Pastelmat brings new opportunities for pastel artists, offering a coarser surface than velour but a softer surface than sand paper. Rub out or wet the paper, the Pastelmat keeps its original properties. 360gsm... more »
    11 items
  • Strathmore Series 500 Charcoal Sheets NZD $4.50
    This 100% cotton fiber, acid-free paper has a traditional laid pattern and provides the proper resistance for precise shading with charcoal and pastels. The raised texture makes it a fascinating paper for all mediums. 19 x 25" ... more »
    11 items

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  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
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