About Our Papers...

 

Introduction to our papers

We have created a paper page to give you all of the information, we frequently get asked about!

This information is passed down from our suppliers, of which we work very closely.  Pink Pig was formed by artists, designers and print makers and we feel that we would want to know how our paper is made and where it comes from, we know that you will be just the same!  Hopefully, this gives you some insight into our various media and their qualities.

We sell all of our cartridge papers, contained inside our books, as individual sheets on our website too!  

Please feel free to contact us directly if you cannot find the information you are looking for!

 

Standard white and off white 150gsm

This paper is a high quality, drawing, cartridge paper that does not contain any recycled content. 

 

These papers are 150gsm, made from pure (virgin) pulp, long grain, acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time) twin wire (essentially two single sheets bonded to create a paper which can be drawn on both sides of the page) with a good tooth for pencil drawings.

 

Black 150gsm

This paper is high quality cartridge paper made from 100% recycled materials.

 

These Blacks are 100% recycled grades, none include post consumer waste and only includes actual recycled paper.  These papers are 150gsm, acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time) twin wire (essentially two single sheets bonded to create a paper which can be drawn on both sides of the page) with a good tooth for white pencil drawings and other mixed media.

 

Black 270gsm

This paper high quality paper made from 100% recycled materials.

 

These Blacks are 100% recycled grades, none include post consumer waste and only includes actual recycled paper.  These papers are 270gsm, acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time) The Display cartridge has a very slight texture and is more like a card.  It is ideal for mounting photography.

 

Brown Cappuccino 150gsm

This paper high quality cartridge paper made from 30% recycled materials.

This unique shade of Brown is exclusive to Pink Pig and contains 30% recycled pulp from previously un-recyclable waste.  This is not craft paper, these papers are 150gsm, acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time) twin wire (essentially two single sheets bonded to create a paper which can be drawn on both sides of the page) with a good tooth for pencil drawings and other mixed media.

 

Recycled white Bergung (Salvage) 150gsm 

This paper is a quality cartridge paper made from 100% recycled materials. 

Our white recycled or 'Bergung' recycled (Salvage in German) is 100% recycled, does not include post consumer waste, and only includes actual recycled paper.  These papers are 150gsm, twin wire (essentially two single sheets bonded to create a paper which can be drawn on both sides of the page) with a good tooth for pencil drawings and other media.

 

Bockingford Watercolour

This paper is 300gsm (NOT surface, slightly textured) Bockingford is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill. This is a high quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards.  This paper is 100% woodfree bleached chemical pulp, it is also acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time).

Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world.

This watercolour paper can withstand a vast amount of layering of paints and water. It is also suitable for watercolour, gouache, acrylics, graphite, pastels, pen & ink, pencil, charcoal and other artistic mediums.

 

Ameleie Watercolour Matte Smooth 

This paper is 300gsm Matte (NOT surface, slightly textured) Ameleie. The name Ameleie is the ancient name for Emley (where pink pig was based) as found in the Domesday book.  We thought such amazing quality paper deserved a special name!  Proving popular with both students and artists alike, this watercolour paper can be used with a variety of mixed media; gouache, watercolour, pen & ink & wash and is acid free (can be used for archive as no acid is present to degrade artwork, although this cannot be guaranteed, many conditions can affect artwork over time).

 

Lined Paper 80gsm lined paper Woodfree uncoated.  Printed locally.