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Old 04-06-2011, 10:54 AM
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4/6/11 Product Info's Tip of the Week: Bristol Board Surface Options

Bristol Board Surface Options
Bristol board, which is actually a heavy weight paper, is an excellent surface for illustration. Like other papers, it is offered in different surface qualities. Papers noted as Vellum, Cold Press or Regular have a tooth to the surface, which means they have some texture to pick up softer pencil leads and specialty pencils, such as pastel pencils. Papers with a Smooth, Hot Press or Plate offer a very even, smooth finish, which is ideal for fine line detail where the paper must pick up every detail of the stroke.

Where does Bristol board come from?
Bristol board was first made in Bristol, England where they pasted 2 or more layers of paper together, later to be known as 2 ply.

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