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View Poll Results: Which brands of pastel paper do you prefer? 3 preferences only please
Ampersand Pastelbord 51 14.53%
Art Spectrum Colourfix 125 35.61%
Canson Mi-Tientes 108 30.77%
Fabriano Tiziano 23 6.55%
Fisher400 19 5.41%
Pastelmat by Clairefontaine 110 31.34%
Royal Sovereign 4 1.14%
Murano 8 2.28%
Ingres 12 3.42%
Sennelier La Carte 79 22.51%
Uart 98 27.92%
Wallis 110 31.34%
Watercolour papers 21 5.98%
Suede Mat 14 3.99%
Velour Mat 33 9.40%
St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Pastel Paper" 2 0.57%
Other - state what in thread please! 17 4.84%
Schmincke Sansfix 10 2.85%
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:33 PM
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

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Looks like it's time for a new fresh poll, since the second most popular paper isn't being produced any longer.
If you're referring to Wallis...as Sketchcny & Jess noted..
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For those (like myself) that are missing Wallis paper, it has re-emerged as Pastel Premier. It is available in packets, single large sheets, and rolls. Looks like Kitty sold to a paper manufacturer who is able to mill this product consistently. I acquired it through www.dakotapastels.com and www.dickblick.com -- there may be other vendors, as well.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:08 AM
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Yes, I am referring to Wallis. A new manufacturer means a new product, which should get new reviews. I have also heard recent grumbling about Uart. Not to mention new products, like Uart dark.

This poll is about 7 years old. I'd do it myself, but I don't know how.
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

I like to use Fabriano Ingres paper which unfortunately only in a DinA 4 spiral block.
I would like to have it in DinA3 and as individual sheets.
It is good for practice and relatively cheap 100 sheets for about 8 €.

Otherwise, I like Fabriano Tiziano.
I think it's good that it comes in packages DinA3 and 4 and there are many colours that can be bought as packs.
The price of this paper is also good.
Unfortunately, dark blue is not available as a pack.
Otherwise, I like to use rough kraft paper.

The mi-teints of canson have a good price. I have not tried it yet.
I save the touch paper for colour pencil pictures, with normal paper I can not reach these even areas.

I can also work well with pastel on normal rough paper, so I do not need something special for that.
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

What were the grumblings about UArt? I adore UArt, except for the 600 grit dark (it has lines in it).
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

I, too, love UArt, Sarah. I have used 400 and 500 grit. I also love the dark UArt, as the colors just seem to pop! But to each his own.... it's nice to have choices. I'd like to ask the group.... is there a difference between Canson Mi-Teintes and Canson Mi-Teintes "Touch?" If so, what is the difference?

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