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View Poll Results: Which surface value do you use?
Vellum/Regular 1 50.00%
Plate/Smooth 1 50.00%
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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.

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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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