Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper 56 x 76cm

$14.72$35.01 inc. GST

Made in Italy, Fabriano Artistico, Extra White, Watercolour Paper.
This paper is mould-made, 100% cotton, chlorine/acid free and archival. The paper has an internal and external sizing, which makes it very absorbent and suitable for lifting, scraping and other techniques. The bright white shade is free from whiteners, has four deckle edges and is watermarked FABRIANO+ARTISTICO on two corners. It is ideal for watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink, charcoal and other drawing. It is also suitable for many printmaking

Fabriano, a town in Marches Region of Italy, is one of the first places to make quality paper on a large scale. The Fabriano paper mills are references in historical documents dating to 1276. Fabriano recognizes 1283 as the year of its formal beginning which establishes it as the oldest paper mill in the Western world. It is believe the process of watermarking papers started in Fabriano. In addition to watermarking paper, the creation of gelatin sizing started in Fabriano. Sizing is an important aspect of the paper. It increases the strength of the paper and it also helps to keep ink from feathering. Sizing of paper dates back to the Moors who used starches. But, it was in Fabriano that sizing was created using gelatin glue, still in use today. It resulted in the archival quality of Fabriano paper being markedly better than what had existed before.

Single sheets

Additional information

Weight 0.695 kg
Dimensions 76 × 56 × 2 cm

Cold Press, Hot Press Extra White


300GSM, 640GSM