From the earliest papyrus to the middle ages use of natural sheep skin parchment paper has allowed us to express ourselves through art & writing. Hyatt's carries thousands of papers from all corners of the world from Rice paper from Japan to heavy bark paper from Africa. Choose from such well known brands as Strathmore, Canson, Arches, Mi-Teintes, Stonehenge, Somerset, Canford, Wyndstone, Rives, Hy-Gloss & Fabriano.

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  • Tracing & Vellum Paper

    Tracing & Vellum Paper

    Vellum was originally made from sheep or goat skin which was scraped smooth and transparentized by oils and resins. Today, most vellum is made from cotton or wood pulp which is boiled, rolled and pressed. Great for drafting, tracing, calligraphy, scrapbooking and drawing. Choose from such great brands as Canson, Hygloss, Bienfang, Seth-Cole, Borden & Riley and Aquabee. Hyatt's vellum is comparble to Clearprint 1000H but at a substantial savings!

  • Marker/Layout Pads

    Marker/Layout Pads

    Bienfang Graphics 360 pads are used by cartoonists, architects and fashion designers for marker renderings. Made from 100% cotton, colors stay crisp and true, blend easily and special coating on reverse keeps markers from soaking through to next sheet. Layout pads and Cross Section Graph Pads are perfect for any kind of 2D design such as floorplans and ad layout. Newer Letraset marker pads feature a whiter surface.

  • Drawing Pads

    Drawing Pads

    Drawing pads are usually a much heavier paper than sketch pads to take the rough abuse necessary due to erasing and redrawing until your art is "just right". Most brands feature a bright white surface while a few pads also come in a cream color some artists prefer. Choose from Canson, Strathmore, Borden & Riley, Bienfang and Stonehenge.

  • Sketch Pads & Books

    Sketch Pads & Books

    Sketch pads, while thinner than drawing pads, offer many more sheets per pad to allow various techniques and drawings to be drawn quickly. Sketch books are available in hard or soft bound to sketch on the go! Choose from such brands as Rhodia, Moleskine, Strathmore, Canson, Bienfang, Raritan, Biggie and Holbein.

  • Newsprint


    Newsprint is a must for all art students or anyone who needs a large amount of inexpensive paper. Canson Biggie Newsprint pads are made from wood pulp. Available in sizes up to a whopping 24x36! Takes pencil, charcoal or crayon. Comparable quality to Newsprint pads from Strathmore, Aquabee, Seth-Cole & Borden & Riley but at a substantial savings!

  • Poster Bond/Banner Paper

    Poster Bond/Banner Paper

    White bond paper and banner paper, also known as kraft or butcher paper, are available in rolls up to 48 inches wide for inexpensive banners and posters. Available in white and colors. Choose from Bienfang, Tara Fredrix, Pacon Artkraft & Canson.

  • Dingbats Notebooks

    Dingbats Notebooks

    Handmade in Lebanon, Dingbat Notebooks are contructed with high quality materials that are biodegradable and recyclable. Each notebook is vegan and contains high quality cream paper that is fountain pen friendly and FSC-certified. Choose from an array of sizes that fit your needs. Perfect for journaling, writing or sketching choose between lined, dotted, graph or plain paper.

  • Watercolor and Mixed Media Pads

    These various pads of paper from Cotman, Strathmore, Canson, Arches, Montval and Yupo are excellent for all wet techniques including gouache, pen & ink, colored pencils as well as traditional watercolor. Each offers their own quality, texture and size. For a traditional watercolor paper blocks by Arches, Strathmore and Canson check the category below. Blocks differ from pads in that they are bound on all four sides to help eliminate the need for stretching.

  • Watercolor Blocks

    These blocks of watercolor paper are excellent for all wet techniques including gouache, pen & ink, colored pencils as well as traditional watercolor. Available in Hot Press which is smooth as well as Cold Press and then Rough which are progressively more textured. Blocks differ from pads in that they are bound on all four sides to help eliminate the need for stretching. Great for traveling watercolorists! Choose from Strathmore, Arches & Fabriano.

  • Watercolor Sheet Paper

    Watercolor Sheet Paper

    These watercolor papers are excellent for all wet techniques including gouache, pen & ink, water soluble colored pencils as well as traditional watercolor. Each offers their own quality, texture and size. Hot Press is the smoothest allowing for pen and ink or pencil with watercolor washes and fine detail. Cold Press and Rough are progressively more textured for a more loose style. Cold Press in the 140 lb. weight is the most popular watercolor paper sold in the world. Some watercolor papers are now available in a newer bright white color. Choose from Fabriano, Arches, Canson, Strathmore, Aquabee & Yupo.

  • Oil + Acrylic Pads and Blocks

    Painting blocks, glued at all four edges, are specifically designed for the artist on the move. While most commonly used for watercolor painting, oil and acrylic painting blocks are becoming the preferred method for 'plein air' artists who work in those heavier mediums. The heavy card support lets you rest the block in your lap, and no stretching is needed. After your painting has dried, you may use a blade or a palette knife to separate the page from the block and use th pages below. Sizes, weights, and finishes do vary from brand to brand.

    Canson Montval Acrylic Paper Pads are sized with gelatin and feature a textured surface. It can be used with thick acrylics to achieve the look of oil painting and when diluted to an acrylic wash, this paper resembles watercolors.

  • Printing Papers

    Printing Papers

    Arches, Crescent, Rives BFK, and Rising Stonehenge printing papers, while primarily made for lithography, silkscreen and monoprinting, can be used for a variety of drawing mediums and are suitable for most dry techniques. Most are made with pure cotton rag in a variety of shades. Masa paper by Yasutomo offers a beautiful off white mulberry paper popular with lithographers.

  • Colored Drawing and Craft Papers

    Colored Drawing and Craft Papers

    Discover a large variety of colored paper that is made especially for drawing, mixed media, or crafting. Starting with colored paper can make drawings pop or give added dimension to a project.

  • Handmade & Decorative Sheet Papers

    These decorative papers are as varied as the countries in which they are made! Choose from silk paper made from mulberry and other fibers to replicate the fine look of real silk. Others have real flower petals or metallic flakes embedded into the paper fiber. Handmade & Decorative papers are perfect for all art projects, home decor and even as gift wrap! Choose from well known paper houses such as Cavallini, Awagami, Shizen, Pulsar, Strathmore, Black Ink, Lama Li, and Savoir-Faire. Imported from many countries around the world: Nepal, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Taiwan, Egypt, Philippines, India, Africa, Korea, China, Thailand and the USA.

  • Rice Paper

    Rice Paper

    Rice paper is made traditionally from the pith (stalk & stems) of the rice plant. It makes a smooth, usually white paper in varied thicknesses. Mulberry paper is also sometimes called rice paper. Great for Sumi-E, drawing, decor, drawing and paper craft. Choose from Yasutomo, Aitoh, Black Ink & Wyndstone.

  • Charcoal and Pastel Paper

    Charcoal and Pastel Paper

    These charcoal and pastel papers have a rough or medium tooth or texture to help pull the pigments off of the charcoal or pastel sticks. This allows the artist to make light or heavy lines with varied pressure. Choose from Sennelier, Canson, Colourfix and Strathmore papers.

  • Calligraphy and Pen Paper

    Calligraphy and Pen Paper

    Although many fine papers can be used for Calligraphy, these papers are made expressly for calligraphy as they are bleed proof and have a hard surface that calligraphers love. Choose from antique parchment by Bienfang, white calligraphy by Strathmore and for the thickest, hardest surface for calligraphy choose Paris Paper For Pens by Borden & Riley.

  • Digital Art Papers

    Digital Art Papers

    Ink Jet papers are very popular with artists for reproducing their artwork in short runs. Somerset Velvet has a beautiful watercolor paper feel and makes beautiful prints. Strathmore ink jet cards and papers print perfectly and are available in a variety of finishes and sizes. Epson and Canson Infinity papers are the industry standard for ink jet papers and work very well in all brands of inkjet printers.

  • Origami


    Origami by definition means making art by folding paper into artistic designs. Most origami is made to replicate animals from insects to swans. Because no cutting is involved this is a great project to use with small children. Paper usually comes either single or double sided in square sheets of varying sizes. Choose from a wide range of various papers from Aitoh & Yasutomo.

  • Papermaking


    Making your own paper is both fun and easy! Use your own pulp from dryer lint, old papers, old rags or buy fresh new cotton linters. Run these through a food processor and spread the pulp over a screen or flatten it between rollers. Sprinkle flecks of gold or other colors throughout the paper to give it character. Arnold Grummer makes a complete line of papermaking supplies.

  • Creative Cards

    Creative Cards

    Create beautiful personalized greeting cards and correspondace with your own artwork or photographs. Find a variety of sizes and styles of cards and envelopes made from artist grade paper that will take wet and dry media. Also available are cards ready to insert your favorite photos in to make a personalized card.

  • Transfer Papers

    Transfer Papers

    Choose from a variety of transfer papers to trace and transfer a design or image onto another surface. Brands include Saral, Richeson, TAP and more. Also available is Bernini's Pencil-Line Transfer spray.

  • Specialty Papers

    These papers are a wide array of papers that artists use for stencilling, collage, to transfer patterns, seperate artwork or for general office use like the index cards or lecturer's pads. Use the marble papers and tissue papers are perfect for decoration or collage. Choose from 3M, Pacon, Bemis Jason, Sally's, Saral, Coloraid and Strathmore.

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