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Awagami Washi Paper

The Awagami A4 Fine Art Washi paper range is suitable for students and professional artists alike. Each of the 5 collections have been chosen for their supreme workability and feature a nice range of weights, tones and surfaces for printmaking, drawing and craft. 

• A4 size

• 100% acid free

Silk Pure White is manufactured from 85% alpha cellulose plus 15% recycled washi and is 48 gsm in weight. An excellent introductory washi paper for budget-conscious students, printmakers and designers. It is a warm white/medium weight paper with two distinct surface textures. Both sides may be used to attain different creative effects. Suitable for lithography, mono & block printing, silk screening, pen & ink, charcoal, pastels, pencil, markers, collage, hobby & craft and bookmaking. Pack of 12

Inbe Thin Off-White is manufactured from 84% alpha cellulose plus 16% hemp fibre and 44 gsm in weight. This is an extremely fine paper and favoured by many woodcut artists, illustrators and bookmakers. It is surprisingly strong due to its hemp fibre content and with its lovely tone, exudes an organic sense that imparts a natural warmth to artworks created on it. Suitable for lithography, mono & block printing, chin colle, silk screening, pen & ink, pencil, markers, hobby & craft and bookmaking. Pack of 12

Shirakaba is manufactured from 100% alpha cellulose and 100 gsm in weight. This paper is an excellent choice for etching, block printing and mixed-media works. Illustrators will enjoy drawing on the smoother side while printmakers prefer the paper’s softer side for its printing and embossing qualities. Suitable for lithography, etching, mono & block printing, silk screening, pen & ink, pencil, markers, collage, hobby & craft and bookmaking. Pack of 12

Mingeishi is manufactured from 70% alpha cellulose plus 30% Kozo fibre (mulberry) and 48 gsm in weight. Although the surface of this paper is fairly soft and the sheet lightweight, this paper exhibits superior overall strength and is highly resilient. Suitable for lithography, etching, mono & block printing, silks creening, pen & ink, pencil, markers, collage, hobby & craft and bookmaking. Pack of 12

Rayon Unryu White is manufactured from 85% alpha cellulose plus 15% rayon fibre and 85 gsm in weight. This paper features two distinct surfaces; a smooth topside with decorative swirling “unryu” fibres and a softer, plain reverse side. Both sides may be used to achieve different creative results. Suitable for lithography, mono & block printing, silk screening, offset printing, pen & ink, pencil, markers, collage, hobby & craft, invitations and bookmaking. Pack of 12

   Awagami Masa Multi-Media Paper
Awagami “Masa” paper is used as an inexpensive multi-media drawing and printmaking paper. Masa is a soft, white paper with the traditional absorbency and feel of handmade Japanese papers. Machine-made of cellulose fibre it is internally and surface-sized, bright white and acid-free. Masa is very smooth on one side with more texture to the other side. Great for drawing applications, as well as, water-based inks, digital imaging, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, etching, offset and letterpress printing and is often referred to as Hosho. Sheets measure 530 x 970mm in a pack of 25.
   Awagami Bamboo Watercolour Paper
Awagami Bamboo Watercolour Paper is a premium blend of bamboo and recycled kozo (mulberry) generously sized for water-based media. With an organically smooth surface, Awagami Bamboo responds beautifully to Watercolourist’s brushstrokes. Awagami Bamboo watercolour is 250gsm, 100% acid free and made in Japan with no Fluorescent bleaching. May also be used for letterpress printing. Available in sheets, blocks and a watercolour pochette. Sheet size: 56 x 70cm. Pack of 25 sheets.

 Awagami Bamboo Printmaking Paper
Awagami Bamboo Paper is a fine organic choice for artist and designer alike exhibiting notable benefits and advantages over cotton based papers. Awagami Bamboo papers’ luxurious texture is similar to silk while softer than cotton making it an excellent choice for both letterpress and relief printmaking. Awagami Bamboo Paper Printmaking is 100% acid free, unsized and made in Japan with no fluorescent bleaching. Available in 250gsm, 170gsm and 110gsm. Sheet size: 56 x 76cm with 2 Deckle edges. Pack of 25 sheets.
   Awagami Shin Inbe 105gsm
Awagami Shin Inbe is a single layer, 105gsm paper with a traditional look and feel with a classic laid pattern. Printable on both sides with excellent light resistance. Very durable for multi-folding and gluing. Made from hemp, recycled washi and wood pulp. Ideal for drawing, bookbinding, crafts, framing, pastel, charcoal, silkscreen printing, inkjet, laser and offset printing. Sheet size is 545x788mm and sold as a pack of 25 sheets in single colours.

 Awagami Yuzen Origami Paper
An assortment of 15 sheets of each Yuzen (silk screened paper) and Mingeishi (solid dyed paper). Can be used for origami, crafts and other papercrafting activities. Pack 30

 Awagami Sumi Ink Paper
This Awagami Bamboo paper has been specially developed for sumi-ink painting. With superb ink absorbency, this paper highlights the expressive brushwork and ‘bleed’ of traditional sumi-ink painting. Interleaf pages are included between each bamboo sheet to prevent ink bleed-through between pages. Awagami Sumi-ink Bamboo is 100% acid free, unsized and made in Japan with no fluorescent bleaching.

 Awagami Asarakusui Paper 27gsm
The technique of ‘Rakusui’ (creating gaps on the paper surface by dropping water) has existed for years. In the manufacture of 27gsm Asarakusui paper, Awagami redefined this method by adding hemp fibres in the paper so that the gaps on the surface are emphasized and crisp. The hemp fibre has natural gloss and the clear gaps give the paper a refreshing and cool effect. By utilizing the transparent aspect, this paper is suitable for making lampshades as well as many other art and craft applications. Can also be used as special purpose wrapping paper. Sheets measure 545 x 788mm with 4 deckle edges in packets of 25. Available in red, natural, moss green, bordeaux and dark blue.

 Awagami Kitakata Paper 36gsm
Awagami Kitakata paper is often used in restoration and bookbinding because of its strength, Kitakata is also suitable for all printmaking including block printing and sumi ink. Off-white in colour and silky in texture, Kitakata is handmade from gampi fibre, and is acid-free with 4 deckle edges. Sheets measure 430 x 520mm in packs of 25 sheets.

 Awagami Mulberry Paper #38 48gsm
Awagami Mulberry paper #38 is soft, flexible, and long fibered and possesses great wet strength for its weight. Use it for mono and block printing, etching, lithography and as a traditional Sumi paper. Handmade with 4 deckle edges from kozo fibre. Sheet size is a large 640 x970mm and 48gsm in weight. Pack of 25 sheets

 Awagami Kinwashi Colour 55gsm
Awagami Kinwashi paper is usually used for decorative purposes and is machine made from 100% hemp fibres and hand-dyed producing a sheet that is smooth on one side and textured on the other with straw-like vegetable fibres. It is translucent and acid-free. Usually used for decorative purposes, Kinwashi is machine made from manila fibres. Large 640 x 970mm sheets. Available in purple, light green, mustard, beige and blue.

 Awagami B5 Bamboo Sketchbooks
Awagami Bamboo Paper is a fine organic choice for artist and designer alike exhibiting notable benefits and advantages over cotton based papers. Awagami Bamboo papers’ luxurious texture is similar to silk while softer than cotton making it an excellent choice for mixed media. Awagami Bamboo paper contains 70% bamboo fibre plus 30% mixed recycled washi fibre and is 100% acid free, sized and made in Japan with no fluorescent bleaching. Each sketch book contains 8 sheets of centre-stapled 250 x 353mm B4 paper to create a 16 page B5 (176x250mm) book of 110gsm watercolour paper also suitable for drawing in pencil, sumi-ink, pastel and gouache.
   

Awagami Editioning Papers



Awagami Editioning Papers are crafted with the artistry and knowledge of 300 years of washi papermaking. The papers are made using traditional Japanese fibres such as kozo & gampi as well as other non-tree fibres; bamboo and cotton. The fibres are skilfully combined yielding washi with highly unique textures and expressive characteristics. All washi in this collection feature 4 feathery deckled edges that add a subtle refinement to finished works. 

Awagami Editioning Papers are acid-free, archival and made with a strict attention to quality and preservation. All the papers from this series may be used by artists for a wide range of techniques from ink to printmaking to drawing.



   
Awagami Bamboo Select Paper 170gsm
Awgami Bamboo Select paper features a lovely soft surface making it ideal for intaglio, letterpress and block printing. Manufactured from 70% bamboo with 30% recycled Kozo fibre it is acid-free with a pH level of 5-6. Sheets measure 430 x 520mm.



  Awagami Bunkoshi Select Paper 70gsm
This medium weight 70gsm paper displays a relatively deep natural cream colour with a smooth surface and is the most popular Awagami paper in Europe. Its texture is classically Japanese with no additional sizing making it an excellent paper both for printmaking and calligraphy. Manufactured from 70% alpha cellulose with 30% Kozo fibre and is acid-free. Sheets measure 520 x 430mm.
   Awagami Hakuho Select Paper 220gsm
This sturdy 220gsm Awagami paper is manufactured from an impressive blend of Kozo and cotton fibres making it the first fine art paper to feature this unique “East-meets-West” blend of fibres. Hakuho Select paper is manufactured from 45% Kozo and 55% cotton fibre, is acid-free with a pH level of 7-8 and its strong and resilient surface is certain to lend unique textural depth to art works created upon it. Sheets measure 430 x 520mm.
   Awagami Hosho Select Paper 80gsm
The striped or “laid” lines are a unique characteristic of this high quality 80gsm paper. Long recognised by printmakers as one of the most versatile of Japanese washi papers, Hosho Select is particularly suitable for lino and wood block prints and is an improved version of the original student-grade Hosho. Manufactured from 100% alpha cellulose un-sized fibre. Sheets measure 520 x 430mm.
  Awagami Kitakata Select Paper - Natural 90gsm
Awagmai Kitakata Select 90gsm paper is primarily composed of 90% Gampi fibre with 10% alpha cellulose and is a heavier weight version of the original Kitakata washi. This version has the subtle gloss, nice density and soft surface finish that printmakers have come to appreciate from Kitakata making it suitable for all printmaking techniques including block printing plus sumi ink drawing and painting. Off-white in colour and silky in texture, hand-made, acid-free and often used in restoration and bookbinding because of its strength. Sheets measure 520 x 430mm.
  Awagami Kozo Select Paper 46gsm
This 46gsm paper is crafted from 80% long-fibred Kozo paper making it an exceptionally strong yet pliable paper. The suppleness of Kozo Natural Select makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications including intaglio, mixed media works, bookbinding and art restoration. It is acid-free (pH 6-7) and manufactured without sizing from 80% Kozo and 20% alpha cellulose fibres. Sheets measure 520 x 430mm.