Fabriano Artistico Traditional White: Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper is mouldmade, 100% cotton, chlorine, acid free and archival. The paper has an internal and external sizing, which makes it very absorbent and suitable to lifting, scraping and other techniques.
Traditional white tone, free of whiteners. This high quality paper will meet the expectations of all levels of artists. Ideal for: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, ink, charcoal and drawing. Blocks are glued on four sides to prevent the paper from warping when wet.
Available in three surfaces: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. Available spiral bound on the short side as well, cold press and rough, 300 gsm.
ABOUT FABRIANO: Looking for a quality paper by a papermaker whose been around since 1264 and whose paper has been praised by both Michelangelo and Raphael?
Both handmade and mouldmade papers are still being made today in the city of Fabriano following traditions that have made this the center of Italian paper making since the thirteenth century. More than 40 mills flourished along the River Giano, which by the l5th century, exported their papers throughout Europe and North Africa and were praised by Renaissance artists.
The Fabriano papermakers can be given credit for several innovations in papermaking such as the use of gelatine instead of starch as a sizing and the invention of the hydraulic hammer for the preparation of the pulp.
But it is the creation of the watermark, which is perhaps Fabriano's most important contribution, since its use allowed for the identification of a sheet of paper and its maker. Indeed, Fabriano is still widely known for the intricate watermarks that adorn their sheets including the photo-watermarked varieties that were used for Italian currency.
Today, Cartiere Miliani Fabriano is a massive operation, still comprised of numerous mills, each with their own special grades of paper.