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What is Strathmore paper?

Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

Strathmore's 400 Series Mixed Media is a heavyweight, 140 lb paper that combines the attributes of a watercolor paper with a vellum drawing finish. Ideal for wet and dry media, these cards accept watercolors, gouache, acrylics, graphite, pen-and-ink, colored pencils, markers, and collage. Great for light-colored media.

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Also asked, is Strathmore Paper good?

Best quality recycled art paper from Strathmore containing post-consumer fibre that is rated Grade A for cleanliness. Strathmore® supports environmental solutions that don't compromise art paper performance, appearance or price. Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Artist Papers are perfect for advanced artists.

Beside above, is Strathmore 400 series paper drawn? Strathmore describe their 500 Series as follows. Premium quality, professional grade fine art papers. All Papers are archival, acid free and manufactured with cotton fiber for enhanced surface durability and exceptional results. Perfect for professional artists.

Secondly, who makes Strathmore paper?

Strathmore is purchased by Hammermill Paper Company.

What is the difference between Strathmore 300 and 400?

300 series has less rag than 400 and 500 is 100% cotton. The more rag the higher the quality.

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