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Old 08-19-2002, 01:17 AM
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What is cartridge paper?

Can anyone tell me what cartridge paper is please? I have an art instruction book that refers to it, but it doesn't appear to be a kind of paper that's available in the United States. At least, I've never seen it and it's not listed on any of the art supply web-sites I frequent.

At first I thought is was simply the way some other countries refered to drawing paper, but looking at an English art supply web-site they use both "drawing paper" and "cartridge paper".

Would someone enlighten me please?

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Old 08-19-2002, 04:59 PM
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Hey Rick,

Cartridge paper or drawing cartridge, are terms used by many British countries and Australia for very heavy drawing paper. I have seen it in 90 gsm and 125 gsm. I have added a link or two to sites that have it, but you are probably just better off using heavy quality drawing paper - Strathmore Bristol or any other you prefer.

http://www.mutr.co.uk/Paper/Paper_cartridge.htm

http://www.artfuldodgers.co.uk/Paper...artridge<br />
http://www.acornlondonart.sageweb.co...ogue/pg359.htm

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I'm glad someone answered you because I have been wondering this myself.
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Old 08-19-2002, 07:20 PM
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Thanks Colleen!

It's interesting, looking through various Internet resources, it appears that not only is it heavier, but some is toned, and some has sizing. I saw a number of examples of watercolors done on cartridge paper.

I wonder how similar it would be to paper like Reeves or Stonehenge?

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I have used Stonehenge and I know it comes in similar weights to cartridge, though I am not remembering what sort of tooth was on cartridge for comparison purposes?? I haven't seen Reeves.

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Re: What is cartridge paper?

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Hey Rick,

Cartridge paper or drawing cartridge, are terms used by many British countries and Australia for very heavy drawing paper. I have seen it in 90 gsm and 125 gsm. I have added a link or two to sites that have it, but you are probably just better off using heavy quality drawing paper - Strathmore Bristol or any other you prefer.

http://www.mutr.co.uk/Paper/Paper_cartridge.htm

http://www.artfuldodgers.co.uk/Paper/Paper1.html#cartridge

http://www.acornlondonart.sageweb.co...ogue/pg359.htm

Colleen
Thanks for the links! I always wanted to try cartridge paper, someone even told me that it wasn't even made anymore!

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