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Western Printmaking Paper: Arches 88, Rives BFK

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Arches 88, Rives BFK
Paper colors will depend on your monitor. To see accurate colors, we recommend a Washi Sample Book.

Arches 88

A bright white waterleaf paper with a smooth surface on both sides, Arches 88 is ideal for monotypes, silk screen, lithography and intaglio. (Do not soak Arches 88 in a water bath. Like handmade paper and other unsized papers, it will dissolve if left too long. If you wish to dampen it, use a damp pack.)

Because it is not sized, it absorbs ink freely even when it is dry. Arches 88 is perfect for printing with Akua Liquid Pigment on dry paper. With Akua Intaglio inks, drying can be slow depending on how much ink is used. Arches 88 is acid free.

Unsized and mould made with two deckle edges and two torn edges.

Different printing papers can be combined to qualify for the quantity discounts.

Paper is shipped rolled. If you prefer that we ship it flat, tell us in the box marked "Special Instructions" in the Shopping Cart. With few exceptions, shipping fees will be substantially higher because of the size of the package. Please let us know if you would like to know these fees before we ship the paper flat.

Arches 88 White    22" x 30"
Arches 88
P7008 Sized? gm/sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
no 300 100% cotton, acid free $6.15 $5.84 $5.54
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Rives BFK

A classic, white printmaking paper with a very slightly textured surface. Rives BFK can be used for all printmaking techniques, including relief, monotype, silk screen, lithography and itaglio. It is internally sized for controlled ink absorption. Rives BFK is acid free and buffered with Calcium Carbonate.

Mould made with two natural deckle edges and two torn deckle edges.

Different printing papers can be combined to qualify for the quantity discounts.

Paper is shipped rolled. If you prefer that we ship it flat, tell us in the box marked "Special Instructions" in the Shopping Cart. With few exceptions, shipping fees will be substantially higher because of the size of the package. Please let us know if you would like to know these fees before we ship the paper flat.

Rives BFK White    22" x 30"
Rives BFK Paper
*P7012
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Sized? gm/sqM Fiber content 1-24 sheets 25-49 sheets 50+ sheets
yes 280 100% cotton, acid free $5.95 $5.65 $5.36
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*Currently out of stock. More should arrive in July, 2022. If you order this paper, it will be placed on backorder and shipped as soon as possible. You will not be charged until we ship it and there is no additional shipping charged on backorders shipped within the U.S. Thank you for your patience.