Thursday, 27 August 2015

Postcards from the 'National Stationery Show' in the USA

These brilliant letterpress cards from ‘Smudge Ink’ were printed on Somerset Textured Radiant White 500gsm paper. 

The scavenger hunt’ card list was sponsored by our distributors Legion Paper and they kindly sent these ones on our papers. Thanks Legion, and thanks to Smudge Ink for using our papers!

Friday, 21 August 2015

St Cuthberts Mill - Inkjet (Giclée) Papers

Bockingford Inkjet Paper

Bockingford Inkjet is the answer for artists who wish to create their own limited edition prints. Fantastic prints can be reproduced to look like the original, when using a good inkjet printer.

Artists familiar with the original Bockingford watercolour paper will recognise the same beautiful surface on Bockingford Inkjet. It is made in the same time-honoured fashion as Bockingford watercolour paper using a traditional mould machine.

Unlike other artist inkjet papers, Bockingford Inkjet has an ink receptive coating on both sides of the sheet, allowing limited edition books and portfolios to be created.

Somerset Photo Paper

Somerset Photo is made from 100% cotton linters. Linters contain a very high percentage of alpha cellulose, the purest form of cellulose. It is made on a traditional mould machine, using natural woollen felts to impart a delicate texture to the surface of the sheet.

The resultant sheet has a high whiteness value, without resorting to excessive use of optical brightening agents.

Somerset Photo is a 300gsm bright white, genuine mould made paper designed for use in the photographic and fine art markets. It is only available in a satin finish, this is a subtly textured smooth finish that will reveal the finest detail while retaining the look and feel of a photographic or fine art paper. The paper is buffered with calcium carbonate, giving the sheet archival properties that will aid in combating acid attack from airborne pollutants, this means the paper colour is stable and will not fade. 

Somerset Enhanced Paper

This paper is 100% rag (cotton), acid free, coated on one side & radiant white. Feels like uncoated cotton paper, yet prints like coated paper. It is specially formulated for inkjet printers such as Iris, Colourspan and Epson. Check suitability for your printer model. Somerset Enhanced is available in 225gsm and 255gsm weights, and is available in 3 surfaces, Textured, Velvet or Satin.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our Giveaway!

Congratulations to our latest Giveaway winners! 

They are:

Jonathan Blackmore
John Harrison
Shauna Forrister
 Kit Marti
 Edo Hannema

Your prize will be with you shortly!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The addition of a ‘High White’ shade to our Saunders Waterford range has complemented the original range of ‘White’ papers, with a new whiter shade that’s much brighter.

The ‘High White’ shade was introduced after requests from professional artists who were searching for a whiter shade of watercolour paper, without compromising on quality that only a professional grade watercolour paper like Saunders Waterford can offer.

The base colour of the paper shows through the transparent washes of watercolour, and the original ‘White’ shade of Saunders Waterford could affect the paints.  With the new ‘High White’ shade the paint pigments will appear more vivid, with a bolder tone, giving the whole painting a more contemporary appearance.

With watercolour, the purist will only achieve the lightest highlights by using the papers original colour (either by colour lifting or with masking fluid).  The ‘High White’ paper will now give these highlights a cleaner, fresher glow, enhancing the contrast between the lightest and darkest points of the composition.

A whiter sheet will make finished paintings more contemporary looking, as artists have commented that they felt the original white colour created a more antique look to their finished compositions.

Whiteness Values

The original Saunders Waterford White
Tappi 77% (in the area of)

Saunders Waterford High White
Tappi 90%

Friday, 7 August 2015

All you have to do to enter is email: stating ‘Competition’ in the header. Please make sure to include your full name and address. 

The 5 lucky winners of this competition will each receive one of the following: Bockingford White CP(NOT) spiral (12 sheets), 300gsm(140lb), 180mm x 130mm (7’’ x 5’’). (RRP £5.64)

Deadline to enter Friday 14th August 2015, at 12 midday.

The winners will be contacted via email after this date.

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