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Potoma
04-15-2015, 10:23 PM
Be sure to friend her on Facebook. She posted this today...

Kitty Wallis
Paper Status Update

We currently have paper available! It's part of a test run of a new color and limited in quantity and sizes, so let me give you a little backstory.

As some of you know there has been a ridiculous consecutive sequence of errors in the production of Wallis paper that resulted in repeated shortages over the last few years. These included shipping damage, hidden materials flaws, subtle coating flaws, cutting errors, etc. Each of these caused us to fall a little further behind in production, since the process takes 2-4 months per run. Late last year we took steps to improve the overall process in both time and quality by gaining access to some of the newest and most technologically advanced coating equipment in the U.S. Unfortunately it turned out that the equipment did not work well with the archival materials with which we make our products and the majority of that run came out damaged and unusable.

The run was a test of new color, (a warmer ground version of our Belgian Mist we are calling Warm Mist), and it was meant to be immediately followed by each of our regular products you are familiar with. The subsequent runs, of course, were canceled.

The good news is we do have a quantity of the test run that is perfect. It uses the same Belgian-linen colored brown grit as our Belgian Mist product, but with a tiny bit of Maroon Oxide added to the glue underneath, as opposed to the Brown Oxide used in our Belgian Mist paper. We were running the test color because many artists have inquired about a warmer version of Wallis paper for years.

At the moment we only have our 12x18 pads available, which come 8 sheets to the pad. Since there will be a limited quantity we can produce every 2-3 weeks as we process the damaged run and extract the perfect portions of it, and because it's not a product that any stores have had on their shelves or in their systems, we will be selling them directly to artists.

They are available in 3-packs for $115 each, including free shipping in the continental U.S, in order to give you a comparable discount to what you would receive from a catalog purchase. For the first 30 days we will be limiting these to two 3-packs per customer so that more folks will get a chance to restock on Wallis paper as we are able to make more of this available.

We also have a few dozen 9x12 pads of Professional White and Belgian Mist pads which we are offering in 3-packs for $60 each, including free shipping in the continental U.S. We'll have some of the Warm Mist color in 9x12 pads soon for the same price.

Give me a call at 503-244-4724 if you have any questions about the Warm Mist paper or if you'd like to order some. Thanks!

And please stay tuned here for upcoming news on availability of our regular products. We're working on it!

Devonlass
04-16-2015, 08:41 AM
This post by Kitty is a old one from August last year which has been brought to the top again, however when reading to the bottom of the comments it does seem as though there are still some pads of Wallis still available from her but no white.