| FAQ | Technical Paper Info

Why our Papers are Made Without the Use of Optical Brightener Additives (OBA's)

We manufacture our fine art papers without the use of optical brightener additives (OBA’s), which is ideal for fine art papers. Find out why. 

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| Bristol | Drawing | FAQ | Technical Paper Info

What is Bristol Paper?

Bristol generally describes a drawing paper that is pasted to form multi-ply sheets. Learn more...

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| Artist Tips | Drawing | FAQ | Painting | Pastel | Technical Paper Info

Varnish vs. Fixatives - Should I Use Them?

FAQ: Is there a difference between a varnish and a fixative? Should I be using them on my art? Read more to find out. 

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| Artist Tips | FAQ | Featured Products | Products | Technical Paper Info

The Strathmore Series Numbers

Most of our products have a “series” number on them. This is our way of classifying our papers to help you determine which best suits your needs as an artist.

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| Bristol | FAQ | Products | Technical Paper Info | Watercolor

Can I Print on Your Art Paper?

We often get asked if our art paper can be run through an inkjet or laser printer. Read on to find out.

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| Bristol | Drawing | FAQ | Featured Products | Products

500 Series Bristol Weight - Plies vs. Pounds

Our 500 Series Bristol papers are measured in plies. We often get asked what the equivalent pound weight is. Read on to find out. 

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| Artist Tips | Colored Pencil | Drawing | FAQ | Featured Artists | Featured Products | Mixed Media | Newsletter | Products | Toned Mixed Media | Toned Paper

Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Artist Newsletter is here and features Sarah Becktel's 5-step process for creating dimensional animal drawings on Toned Mixed Media paper. 

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| Artist Tips | Charcoal | FAQ | Pastel

How to Seal a Charcoal Drawing

When you've finished your charcoal drawing, you may be wondering whether or not you should seal it with a fixative. Read our precautions and recommended steps. 

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| Artist Tips | FAQ | Marker | Workshops

5 Tips for Using Markers

Markers are a blast to work with, but can be intimidating because erasers don't work on them! See 5 tips from pro artist Will Terrell on using markers. 

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| Artist Tips | Drawing | FAQ

New Series of Graphite How-To Videos

Artist Sarah Becktel created 4 new educational videos on Graphite that show you how to select the right tools, how to start a drawing & more tips & techniques. 

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