Weight: 2, 3 and 4-ply
Surface: Medium (Vellum) / Ultra-Smooth (Plate)
Medium (Vellum): graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, pen & ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media, oil
pastel, light wash and collage
Ultra-Smooth (Plate): pen & ink, marker, mixed media and collage
Created in 1893, Strathmore 500 Series 100% cotton bristol is an industry standard.
- Plate surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detailed work with technical pen, airbrush and marker.
- Vellum surface has a toothy finish that is excellent for pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil pastel as well as pen, airbrush, and light washes.
Not recommended for traditional watercolor techniques.