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View Poll Results: Which brands of pastel paper do you prefer? 3 preferences only please
Ampersand Pastelbord 53 15.01%
Art Spectrum Colourfix 125 35.41%
Canson Mi-Tientes 108 30.59%
Fabriano Tiziano 24 6.80%
Fisher400 19 5.38%
Pastelmat by Clairefontaine 111 31.44%
Royal Sovereign 4 1.13%
Murano 8 2.27%
Ingres 12 3.40%
Sennelier La Carte 80 22.66%
Uart 99 28.05%
Wallis 110 31.16%
Watercolour papers 21 5.95%
Suede Mat 14 3.97%
Velour Mat 33 9.35%
St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Pastel Paper" 2 0.57%
Other - state what in thread please! 17 4.82%
Schmincke Sansfix 10 2.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 353. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2017, 03:33 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, 09:08 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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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Over 30% voted for Wallis. Where do you purchase or obtain Wallis paper? I can't find it for sale and the company is on hiatus. Thanks
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

Yes, Kitty Wallis sanded paper was the paper of choice for a long time. I believe she had production issues. Check out Karen Margulis' blog... and Ellen Questel.
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

It will be exciting to try some of these. I've only used Strathmore.
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Re: Which 3 brands of pastel paper do you prefer?

other; Strathmore® 300 Series Charcoal Paper. I like the 11x17 size and the light texture of the paper
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