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Original price was: $26.90 – $45.80.Current price is: $24.21 – $41.22.

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LANA Bristol Pads of  acid- free heavy weight Bristol paper. Extremely white with smooth surface, 250gsm for drawing with pen, ink and gouache. Contains 20 sheets. Can be used for crayon, coloured crayon, felt pen and ink. Excellent for markers and illustration. 

The French firm Lana can lay claim to being one of the oldest paper producers in Europe. Lana was founded in 1590 in the Vosges area near the Gallo-Roman settlement Villa Lana. In 1872 the factory was established in Strasbourg in north eastern France.

Bristol generally describes drawing paper that is pasted together to form multi-ply sheets. It derives its name from the early days of European papermaking when mills would send their finest paper to Bristol, England for pasting.

In addition to understanding the difference between the weights and plies of Bristol papers and boards, it is equally important to understand the difference in their surfaces. Bristols are available in vellum, semi-smooth, smooth, and plate surfaces. Lana could be described as between vellum and semi-smooth, its popularity rests in the fact that it has such a wide range of uses.

Smooth: Also known as hot press, has a very satiny, hard finish. This surface is especially good for pen and ink, marker, mechanical layout and airbrush.

Vellum: Also called regular, medium or kid finish, this surface has a tooth or roughness, making it excellent for use with dry media including pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil pastel.

Semi-Smooth: The perfect in-between surface that isn’t as smooth as smooth, and not as rough as vellum. The Slightly textured surface is suited for pen and ink tools, pencil, specialty pens and markers.

Plate: A unique, uniformly smooth finish is created on the surface of the sheet through a special process. Sheets of paper are interleaved with highly polished metal plates to make a stack or “book”. The “book” is then pressed repeatedly between steel rollers under great pressure, imparting the smoothness of the metal plates to the paper’s surface. This surface is ideal for pen and ink, marker, mechanical layouts and air-brushing.

20 Sheets


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LANA Bristol Pads are is available in-store and online at The PaintBox, home of the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide.  At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional.  They are also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of art supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!


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