Very few companies can claim a longer or more distinguished heritage than Fabriano. Dating back to 1264, the Fabriano mill’s fine arts papers were used and highly praised by Michelangelo. Fabrianese paper masters pioneered many of the processes now common in paper manufacture today, including the watermark and the technique of surface sheet gluing using gelatine.
In 2002, Fabriano became part of the Fedrigoni Group, which backed it with significant new investments. The company is committed to renewable energy and makes extensive use of self-generated hydroelectric power. The production yield from the six continuous machines, one of which is dedicated entirely to producing bank notes and security papers, makes the company unique in the European paper industry and one of the leading players in its field worldwide.
Fabriano Artistico is ideal for watercolor, tempera, gouache, acrylic, ink, charcoal, graphite and drawing; it is also suitable for printmaking. The paper is sized both internally and externally, making it both absorbent and resilient. Traditional white is made without optical brightners.
Bristol Pads are available in extra white acid-free smooth and vellum surfaces. Bristol Smooth features an extra smooth texture with a silky finish, ideal for detail and technical drawing that enables intricate work. Bristol Vellum features medium texture paper ideal for illustration work. Both erase easily and can be used with pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, marker, light watercolor wash and airbrush. Paper is made using Hydro-Power and is FSC Certified. Made in Italy. Pads are glue bound (fold over) and contain 20 sheets of 100 lb. (270 gsm) paper.
Watercolor Pads feature 140 lb. (300 gsm) cold-press acid-free textured watercolor paper in bright white that works for all wet techniques as well as lifting and scrubbing for students and professionals. Use with watercolor, gouache, acrylic, acrylic ink, pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil. This 100% virgin wood pulp paper is made using Hydro-Power and is FSC Certified. Made in Italy. Available in spiral-bound (with micro-perforations) and glue-bound (fold over).