Canson XL Mixed Media Paper Pad, Spiral, 60 heavyweight 98lb/160gsm sheets

MP Code #MP-12468-001   
$10.20 - $177.60
$5.24 - $76.62

Canson XL is a new line of pads that combines superior construction with value, designed to appeal to students. XL pads are manufactured using environmental friendly, sustainable

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Canson XL is a new line of pads that combines superior construction with value, designed to appeal to students. Canson XL features heavy weight covers and quality papers in generous pads. XL pads are manufactured using environmental friendly, sustainable processes.

This heavyweight fine tooth paper is suited to all media. It is heavily sized making it excellent for blending watercolor and acrylic as well as dry media. The sheets are micro-perforated for true size. All sizes are wirebound on side.

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  • Excellent paper

    Reviewed on 11/19/2012

    As reviewed by Tom Baldovin

    Experience: STUDENT

    This product has only been around for a few years but it is among my favorite drawing papers. I use it for gel pens., light watercolors, Inktense and watersoluble graphite. While it doesn't have the absorbency of watercolor paper, if you're not using too much water (i.e., light wash), it works very well and is considerably less expensive than watercolor paper. As with many of Canson's pads, it has microperforations for easy removal of individual sheets and it's measurements are true, which is to say, the usable portion of the pad is measured, not the useless ringholes as some manufacturers measure. Because this pad is relatively inexpensive, I'm able to distribute paper to my senior age drawing students without breaking the bank. Of course, the paper also takes dry media like graphite and charcoal very well. Highly recommended.

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  • Canson XL Mixed Media Sketchbook

    Reviewed on 7/11/2012

    As reviewed by Bernadette

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I create daily sketches in any of a number of dry media from pencil and charcoal, chalk and oil pastel, through various pens to watercolor pencil and even watercolors, sometimes collage, just for the sake of doing a piece of art every day, which I post on my website and also, later sell in both the original and reproduction. I also create custom illustrations for commercial customers. This sketchpad is the most versatile and affordable I've ever used. The paper has a surface that can handle anything from ink to chalk pastel, is rigid and opaque enough to protect the art when it's handled, scanned and framed, and the book itself is rigid enough to hold in one hand for drawing. It's got 60 sheets, so I'm not out of paper before I know it! I use the 7x10 because it's just the right size--5x7 is too cramped, and 9x12 is too big to do a quick sketch and doesn't fit on my scanner. I just bought a case of them. I'm pretty happy.

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  • Canson XL Mixed Media Sketchbook

    Reviewed on 11/19/2012

    As reviewed by Tzipora

    Experience: NOVICE

    I love these sketchbooks! The paper is pretty thick unlike so many sketchbooks and has a really nice texture that works well for graphite, pen, charcoal, conte, etc and even holds paints nicely (watercolor and acrylic is what I've used). I wish these would have been around five or more years ago when I was a college art student because they're so affordable and have such a broad usage range. I've mostly done sketches and practice pieces so far but could definitely see final pieces being done on this paper. In fact it's better quality than some of the paper I've used for show pieces. And if you're like me and like to try out different mediums or even do art journaling (these could definitely hold collages, glue, lots of layers, etc) these sketchbooks are perfect. I've got the 7x10 and 9x12 and hoping to buy the biggest size soon to do some larger charcoal and conte pieces. 60 pages in each with 30 in the largest. They're nice and chunky and easy to hold onto. You could take them outside or to a gallery to sketch and not need a board or table to work on since they're nice and stiff. Absolutely my favorite sketchbooks I've ever used!

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