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paper notes
August 2015

introductory offer:

Meirat Artist Handbook (Spain) We now have in stock the full range of Meirat Artist Handbooks, a hardcovered gum bound pad of Meirat paper

These papers are handmade of flax fibres following the Japanese traditional handcraft techniques, they are of extraordinary strength and heaviness due to the length and properties of the fibres. This linen based paper with a neutral pH value creats a paper lasting for an indefinate boundry. Meirat papers have a optimal colour reflection and pigment fixing.

Meirat Artist Handbooks come in a varity of sizes and weights as below.

Stock is limited at the introductory rate, let me know if you would like me to put any aside for you.

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A5 8.4x 6 150gsm 40 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $28.93
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA5.150pad $26.30

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A5 8.4x 6 300gsm 30 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $28.93
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA5.300pad $26.30

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A5 8.4x 6 600gsm 20 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $28.93
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA5.600pad $26.30

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A5 8.4x 6 1000gsm 12 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $28.93
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA5.1000pad $26.30

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A4 11.8x 8.4 150gsm 40 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $57.84
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA4.150pad $52.58

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A4 11.8x 8.4 300gsm 30 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $57.84
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA4.300pad $52.58

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A4 11.8x 8.4 600gsm 15 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $57.84
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA4.600pad $52.58

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A4 11.8x 8.4 1000gsm 12 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $57.84
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA4.1000pad $52.58

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A3 16.8x 11.8 150gsm 40 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $115.67
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA3.150pad $105.15

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A3 16.8x 11.8 300gsm 30 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $115.67
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA3.300pad $105.15

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A3 16.8x 11.8 600gsm 15 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $115.67
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA3.600pad $105.15

  • Meirat Artists Handbook A3 16.8x 11.8 1000gsm 12 leaf pad
    SPECIAL introductory price $115.67
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.MA3.1000pad $105.15




update:

Khadi Paper (South India)

New! We now have the larger 560mm diameter circle sheets in stock.

Unfortunately due to the falling value of the Australian Dollar Khadi wholesale prices have risen approx 10% from the 1st August.

Please refer to the new pricing http://artbusiness.com.au/khadi.html

Even at the new pricing, Khadi remains one of the best priced !00% Rag Handmade Watercolour paper available.

Worth a look.



cheers
Michael



paper notes
June 2015 - the Spanish issue.

full range back in stock:

Meirat Papier (Spain) Our boat has finally come in and we now have a full range of Meirat Papel back in stock, including the large unpressed 2 metre x 2 metre sheets and popular 2 x 1 and 1 x 1 sizes.

These papers are handmade of flax fibres following the Japanese traditional handcraft techniques, they are of extraordinary strength and heaviness due to the length and properties of the fibres. This linen based paper with a neutral pH value creats a paper lasting for an indefinate boundry. Meirat papers have a optimal colour reflection and pigment fixing.

  • Meirat Papel 1000 x 1000mm (39"x 39") 600gsm - unpressed
    Artists Deli - gallery price $74.46
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.M06003939 $59.57

  • Meirat Papel 1000 x 2000mm (39"x 78") 600gsm - unpressed
    Artists Deli - gallery price $148.92
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.M06003978 $119.14

  • Meirat Papel 2000 x 2000mm (78"x 78") 600gsm - unpressed
    Artists Deli - gallery price $297.85
    (incl GST)
    edunet: s.M06007878 $238.28


full stock:

Capellades Paperer (Espana) Handmade at the oldest existing papermill in Capellades, Spain, have a range of fibre papers (Common Flax, Hemp, Manila Hemp, Sisal), in both A4 and A3 sheets. Suitable for printmaking, drawing and painting. Neutral pH with four deckles.
  • Capellades Fibres A4 45gsm (average)
    available in:
    Common Flax, Hemp, Manila Hemp, Sisal.
    sheets each $3.27 (incl GST)
    edunet:cap.14/1082.vrs $2.53

  • Capellades Fibres A3 45gsm (average)
    available in:
    Common Flax, Hemp, Manila Hemp, Sisal.
    sheets each $5.18 (incl GST)
    edunet:cap.14/1336.vrs $4.00



new in stock:

just in:

Eskulan Esparto Papel (Spain) For half a century Esparto (Stipa tenacissima) has been used in the production of paper. It used to come to the paper industry in the form of waste: the soles of espadrilles and oil mill baskets etc. It is a species of grass that grows wild in arid regions.

The whole plant is used and the cellulose content can reach as high as 58%.

At the Eskulan workshop in the Basque region of Northern Spain, they wanted to adopt this tradition and so they process the Esparto from the plant, through a short process of heating and refining in a mild alkaline solution.

Esparto paper is known for its extraordinary dimensional stability. It has a natural colour and is pH neutral making it ideal for all types of printing. It undergoes an anti-bacterial and fungicide treatment.

Esparto paper is now available in Australia through Art Business direct and Artists Deli Bowral


   * Eskulan Esparto Papel 560x780mm 30gsm
      Artists Deli - gallery price $22.60
(incl GST)
      edunet: ads.Esparto $16.50



until next month
cheers
Michael



paper notes
May 2015

just in:

Mulberry Colours (Saa Paper) (Thailand) handmade Saa paper sheets 560 x 780mm 75gsm with 4 genuine deckled edges. available in 41 colours:
(White, Medium Grey, Steel, Green Grey, Slate, Dark Grey, Black, Pink, Azalea, Tangarine, Golden Yellow, Toffee, Sand, Desert Yellow, Brown, Cocoa, Burnt Umber, Pale Lavender, Lavender, Light Purple, Dark Purple, Light Blue, Sky Blue, Dark Blue, Navy Blue, Rich Blue, Off White, Pale Yellow, Yellow, Natural, Pale Mustard, Dark Mustard, Green Copper, Olive Green, Green, Dark Green, Warm Red, Red Oxide, Dark Burgundy, Dark Amethyst.)

   * Mulberry Colours 560x780mm 75gsm
      Artists Deli - gallery price $5.95
(incl GST)
      edunet: HQ.0121vrs $3.80

full range back in stock:

Khadi Paper (India) made from 100% cotton rag, pH neutral, internally and externally sized for watercolours, 4 genuine deckled edges.
Khadi papers can be used with all painting and drawing media, for painting in oils they should be primed with gesso or acrylic primer

for full range and further details:http://artbusiness.com.au/khadi.html

price drop:

Krystal Seal Art and Photo Bags

We are buying better and passing the savings onto you!

Krystal Seal bags, made of 2mil (0.05mm) polypropylene, are an acid free, crystal clear archival environment for the storage and protection of artwork, photographs and documents. Each bag has a resealable flap so that it can be used time and time again.

for full range and further details: http://artbusiness.com.au/krystalseal.html

new in stock:

D & Du'ng Papers (Vietnam) Our supplies have arrived from Z projects in Vietnam, Z projects wish to revive one of the world's most celebrated handmade papers that have been used by painters and poets for many centuries. Their products are produced by ethnic minorities and rural women, and they ensure that the papermakers get a fair price for their production which, in turn, helps sustain the village economy.
  • D paper - Cloud Paper White 45 gram 600 x 800mm each: $7.55 (incl. GST)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZBN04 $5.83

  • D paper - Classic Paper Natural 18 gram 600 x 800mm each: $7.55 (incl. GST)
    (smooth like silk, suitable for calligraphy and water painting)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZBN05 $5.83

  • D paper - Classic Paper Natural 80 gram 600 x 800mm each: $8.80 (incl. GST)
    (smooth like silk, suitable for calligraphy and water painting)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZBN06 $6.81

  • Du'ng paper - Cam Hong 10 gram 390 x 560mm each: $7.55 (incl. GST)
    (Dyed with a local vegetable called "cam hong" - used for sticky rice which gives the paper a pink colour)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZHB01 $5.83

  • Du'ng paper - Hoang Dang 10 gram 390 x 560mm each: $7.55 (incl. GST)
    ( Dyed with a local medical plant called "hoang dang" which gives the paper a yellow colour)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZHB02 $5.83

  • Du'ng paper - White 10 gram 390 x 560mm each: $7.55 (incl. GST)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZHB05 $5.83

  • Du'ng paper - White 10 gram 390 x 560mm each:$10.10 (incl. GST)
    floorstock-ships 2 - 3 days - edunet: Z.ZHB07 $7.80


coming soon:



cheers
Michael



paper notes
April 2015

just in:

Blue Lake Paper (South Australia) now available in a ROUGH surface.
currently we have stocks of:

   * Blue Lake Limestone 560x760mm 450gsm R20 ROUGH
      packet 5 sheets $60.00
(incl GST)
      edunet: S.BLL4505676R $47.98

   * Blue Lake Warm White 560x760mm 700/800gsm R20 ROUGH
      packet 5 sheets $80.00
(incl GST)
      edunet: S.BLL7005676R $63.98

for full range and further details: Blue Lake Papers

back in stock:

Capellades Abaca Paperer (Espana) Handmade at the oldest existing papermill in Capellades, Spain. The mill is now also a museum that teaches and promotes traditional papermaking. This paper is made from Abaca, allowing it to be both thin and strong. Good for printmaking (ideal for Chine-collé), drawing and painting. Neutral pH with four deckles.

   * Capellades Abaca A4 45gsm (average) - available in White, Black & Grey.
      sheets each $3.27
(incl GST)
      edunet: cap.14A/1082 $2.53

   * Capellades Abaca A3 45gsm (average) - available in White, Black & Grey.
      sheets each $5.18
(incl GST)
      edunet:cap.14A/1336 $4.00

coming soon:

D & Du'ng Papers (Vietnam) D paper from a traditional village in Bac Ninh, made using an ancient paper making technique which first appeared in Vietnam during the XIII century. Thanks to the unique natural fibre of the Do bark (Rhamnoneuron balansae), D paper is renowned for being very durable and resilient with a subtly textured surface. Historically, this paper was used for the writing of ancient Chinese Manuscripts, folk painting and also for the issuing of honor certificates by feudal dynasties.
Du'ng paper made from mulberry tree from a paper making group which have been trained by Japanese expert.

Our supplies from Vietnam are from a social business (Z projects) focusing on craft and art product from Do paper. Z projects wish to revive one of the worlds most celebrated handmade papers that have been used by painters and poets for many centuries. Their products are produced by ethnic minorities and rural women, and they ensure that the papermakers get a fair price for their production which, in turn, helps sustain the village economy.

Stocks will be available in May 2015.


Well that's your lot for the month.
cheers
Michael





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