• Somerset Papers (Velvet)

Somerset Papers (Velvet)

The Somerset Papers are world leading traditional printmaking papers, mould made from 100% cotton to the highest of archival standards. Cotton is not only archival, when damp it is also flexible, malleable and conforms readily to the surface of the printing plate, allowing the ink to pass to the paper, making it a fine choice for printing paper. The surface has an elegant, soft texture and is strong and stable enough to ensure excellent colour printing. The paper remains flat after printing and offers durability and long life to finished editions of work.

The surface of the Somerset Velvet range has a soft surface with light textuure. The Somerset Velvet paper range is highly versatile and although developed for printmaking its surface makes it good for use with gouache, charcoal and pastel.

  • Size: 56x76cm, 76x112cm
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Weight: 250gsm, 280gsm, 300gsm & 650gsm 
  • Deckles: 4
  • Sizing: internally sized
  • Use: Suitable for all forms of printing as well as drawing, letterpress and embossing

The Somerset Velvet paper is available in the widest range of tones; Soft White and White tones are joined by a range of coloured tones, Newsprint Grey, Antique White and Buff

All materials are screened in the mill to ensure minimal environmental effect. No hazardous chemicals are released into the water ways. Pulps are sourced from sustainable sources (no rainforests are harmed in making the papers), and the cotton linters are a by-product from the textile industry. It's acid-free and age-resistant, so your art will look just as stunning decades from now.

 

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