What Paper Should I Use for Brush Pens?

Every stationery enthusiast knows the importance of having high-quality, smooth paper in their collection. One cannot use a fountain pen or even brush pens with ordinary, rough paper and expect excellent results. Whether you’re doing faux calligraphy or coloring in an illustration, knowing what paper to use for your brush pens is a must. Not only will this give you better results for your art, but it will also keep your brush pens intact and prevent fraying. Here are some recommendations we have for paper that you can use with your brush pens.

 

HP Premium 32 Paper

HP Premium 32 Paper is an excellent choice for beginners because it is perfect for practice. It is super smooth, budget-friendly, and comes with 500 sheets that will last you a long time. The only drawback with this paper is that it doesn’t blend well enough to get that watercolor effect that many brush pen enthusiasts love.

 

Rhodia Paper Pads

Rhodia Paper Pads

Rhodia Paper is another brand that produces smooth paper suitable for brush pens. There are several types that you can try. The Rhodia Calligraphy Pad is made of a smooth, lustrous ivory 130 gsm paper manufactured with long fibers that make it highly resistant and perfect for ink drawings. Other Rhodia paper pads such as the N°18 Classic also offer a smooth texture with 80 gsm thick paper. You can also choose lined, blank, or graph ruling with this paper pad. Rhodia paper will give you a great experience with your brush pens as there is no feathering or bleeding, and your brush tips won’t get frayed.

 

Strathmore Bristol Paper Pad

Strathmore Bristol Paper is wonderful for blending. It is very thick at 270 gsm, which gives it a very professional and even luxurious feel. It’s great if you are working on a final piece for gifting or presenting. With this paper, ink sits on the surface a little while longer so you can blend it well, making it suitable for illustrations or gradient lettering.

 

Tomoe River Paper

Tomoe River Paper

We also have Tomoe River Paper. While it is known for being very thin, it is also popular among stationery enthusiasts because of its ability to hold ink without bleeding through. This type of paper is also famous for letting special ink properties like sheen and shine show through. It is also quite smooth, so it is safe to use for your brush pens. There are options for loose leaf or paper pads for Tomoe River paper which you can choose depending on your preference when you use brush pens.

 

Canson Marker Paper

Canson Marker Paper is another great choice, especially in terms of price, quality, and quantity. This bleed-proof paper is super smooth and allows the use of various calligraphy pens and inks without any issues, including faux calligraphy using brush pens. This paper is also highly resistant to feathering, and the tips of your brush pens won’t fray. Another great feature of Canson Marker Paper is that it is quite thin (only 70 gsm), so you can place guide sheets underneath.

 

Having the right paper for your brush pens can significantly improve the quality of your art. It also ensures that your brush tips stay free of any fraying or damage that other paper can cause. No matter which paper you choose from this list, they are all great matches for your brush pens.

 

 

Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting

Author: RamonaTutorial

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