The history of Strathmore Paper Company began on St. Patrick’s Day in 1892 when its founder, Horace Moses, opened the Mittineague paper mill in West Springfield, MA. Soon after opening the first mill, Mr. Moses visited the Valley of Strathmore in Scotland. The thistle was in full bloom and the beauty of the site impressed Horace Moses so much that he started using the name and the thistle as a symbol of high quality art and printing papers.
The Strathmore brand name began to appear on our fine art papers in 1899, first with Charcoal and soon after with Bristol. The Strathmore brand quickly became known as one of the highest quality art papers used by many leading artists around the world. Strathmore has kept this reputation as a supplier of fine art paper for over a century. Today, we continue to provide artists of all levels with the ideal surface for producing beautiful works of art.
Throughout the years, leading artists such as Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth and today’s Heather Rooney have appeared in testimonial ads for Strathmore. They have associated their name with the Strathmore brand because it has provided them with the ideal surface for creating lasting works of art.
The quality of Strathmore Artist Papers has remained second to none. The choice of papers is one of the most important decisions an artist makes in determining the outcome of their work. Whether your choice of medium is watercolor, charcoal, pastel, pencil or pen and ink you can be confident that Strathmore will enhance your artistic efforts!
For lasting works of art, Strathmore is the artist’s choice.
A quality bristol for use when the longevity of cotton fibers is not required. Acid-free, 22″ x 30″ sheets available in three thicknesses and two surfaces. Smooth surface is suited for pen or pencil, and regular surface is ideal for a broad range of media.
Versatile sheets of cream colored drawing paper for sketching and most finished work. The Medium surface readily accepts pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, crayon and markers. The smooth surface, with its non-reflective finish and uniform formation, is especially suited for line drawing and technical work. Twenty-four 80 lb., acid-free sheets per spiral-bound pad.
Recommended for use with crayon, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, light washes, paints and markers, this sheet s non-reflective and uniform surface is particularly suited to lined drawings and technical artwork. Acid-free, 19″ x 24″ sheets.
These fine art rolls provide artists the convenience and flexibility to create artwork on large fine art surfaces without size or scale limitations. Appropriate for experimenting, practice of techniques, quick studies, life/figure drawing, preliminary and practice drawing and finished artwork. Offered in a variety of grades. Made in the USA.
An economical paper of 2-ply bristol weight in a choice of two surfaces. Regular is designed for a broad range of dry mediums/medias including crayon, pencil, charcoal and art markers. Smooth is ideal for fine pen and ink, pencil and mechanical drawing. Twenty sheets per tape-bound pad. Acid-free.
An economical student grade, heavy-weight acid-free paper in a choice of two surfaces. Regular surface is designed for a broad range of dry mediums/medias including crayon, pencil, charcoal and art markers. Smooth is ideal for fine pen and ink, pencil and mechanical drawing. Size: 22-1/2″ x 28-1/2″.
This sketch paper has been toned specifically for use with light and dark media. The pads contain 80 lb. (118gsm) medium-surface sketch paper appropriate for graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching stick, marker, china marker, colored pencil, pen and white gel pen. The paper is 100% recycled and acid-free with kraft and bark fiber inclusions for visual interest. Each pad contains 24 sheets with the exception of the 5.5″ x 8.5″ and the 9″ x 12″ which contain 50 sheets per pad.
These pads feature lightly textured sketch paper that is ideal for quick, dry media sketches. Use with pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, and pastel. All sizes feature high sheet counts, sturdy chipboard backing and tear-off top sheets with customizable, steel blue mixed media covers below.