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Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

Artistico is recognized worldwide as the flagship of Fabriano watercolor papers. Each of its surfaces feature a unique beauty that ranges from traditional Italian texture and color to paper designed for the 21st century. Artistico cold press (grana fina) surface has a versatile and soft texture that is robust enough to handle lifting and scrubbing. The hot press (grana satinata) is the smoothest watercolor paper on the market and a favorite for precise digital printing. Rough (grana grossa) has an extraordinary, rugged texture recalling the finest handmade papers. Soft press (grana dolce) is an exclusive surface recently created by Fabriano in cooperation with Savoir-Faire as a response to the techniques and aesthetic needs of artists today. Soft press’ luxurious texture lies between cold press and hot press, similar to the finest printmaking paper but with the durability of a strong watercolor paper.

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Key Features
 

  • Mould-made, acid-free 100% rag cotton fiber paper 
  • Traditional White and Extra White, without optical whiteners 
  • Both internally sized and surface sized 
  • No animal by-products used in production
  • Chlorine-free
  • New watermark 
  • Perfect combination of sizing, absorption and durability allowing for total control
  • Ideal for all wet media as well as calligraphy, lithography, digital 
  • printing and etching 
  • Available in rolls, sheets, blocks, pads and cut sheet pack

 

Traditional White

Artistico traditional white sheets have a classic Italian warm white color used by European artists for centuries, evoking the look of old world papermaking. Mould-made of 100% cotton, double-sized, acid-free/neutral pH, chlorine-free with two deckle edges. Traditional white shade uses no optical brighteners. As with Artistico Extra White, it takes well to lifting and scraping without compromising quality. Three watermarked surfaces: rough, cold press and hot press. Perfect for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal and drawing. Professional quality at a great price. Available in blocks, pads and rolls.

Extra-White

Artistico Extra White sheets are state-of-the-art professional watercolor papers that are an incredible quality and price value. Features the latest innovations in sizing, and a unique bright white color that is the purest natural white available without artificial optical brighteners. Mould-made of 100% cotton, double-sized, acid-free/neutral pH, chlorine-free with two deckle edges. Artistico Extra White combines the best characteristics of Uno with original Artistico. Four watermarked surfaces including the exclusive soft press. Excellent for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal and drawing. Available in blocks, pads and rolls.

 
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