INKSTON Expert 40 Xuan Paper


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INKSTON Expert 40 Xuan paper contains 40% Pteroceltis Tatarinowii tree bark, it is untreated/unsized (raw/uncooked in Chinese) and is suitable for both painting and calligraphy.

To make the Expert grade Xuan paper the fibres are steamed/boiled and the pulp mixed for longer than usual. This makes the paper finer and stronger than normal Xuan Paper.

This is fine 37.5gsm paper, in large 138x70cm size (I sheet has a surface area equivalent to 15 sheets A4).

Available in pack sizes:

  • 10 sheets (0.34kg net weight)
  • 25 sheets half-width (0.43kg net weight)
  • 25 sheets (0.85kg net weight)
  • 50 sheets (1.7kg net weight)
  • 100 sheets (3.4kg net weight)


Paper packs

25 Sheet Roll of half-width sheets – standard parcel shipping
25 Sheet Roll of large size – 1kg approx. shipping weight
10 Sheets in decorative cylindrical tube 1kg approx. shipping weight
50 Sheet "half-pack" 2kg approx. shipping weight
100 Sheet pack 4kg approx shipping weight



Recommended for Sumi-e / Chinese painting and professional calligraphy .
Contains around 30% to 40% Pteroceltis Tatarinowii bark, and 70% or 60% rice straw,

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Product Size
Product Weight
Shipping size 78 × 7 × 7 cm
Shipping weight 500 g
SKU ink-e40pv-4855

Handmade in the most traditional way with spring water, rice straw, and 2 years old Pterocelti Tatarinowii tree barks.
This pack of paper is handmade at the ancient Xuan Paper workshop featured in Xuan paper making – a Unesco intangible heritage.
For more information about Xuan paper types and usage see Chinese Xuan 1,000 year old Truth paper.

These are tested by inkston clients:

Recent discussions in: 138x70cm Plus Size xuan paper

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Whoops I forgot to rate the paper after I gave my review

  • It took some time to arrive, but that was expected. The box it came in was well wrapped and every item inside was delicately wrapped. Very impressed. I tried this paper first and the ink stick (Qing mo?)I bought in the same order. I don’t know much about Xuan paper and ink so I’m still testing and learning the difference. I only have the paper and ink stick I bought from Chinatown to compare. But the paper is amazing in a way it exceed my expectation of it. It look really thin and much more fragile than the Chinatown Xuan paper but I was surprised how there’s less bleeding for every stroke I put down. Maybe it’s due to the fact I’m also using better ink (the ink stick from Chinatown smells awful when I grind it). All in all I’m really impressed with this paper.

  • 罗雁 LuoYan
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Paper was very well packed, with loving care and arrived in New Zealand in perfect condition and in good time.
    Paper is absolutely gorgeous and hopefully l can eventually do it justice. Have included picture of first attempt with Xuan paper, as you can see, room for improvement, but personally l am pleased with result and very pleased with the paper. Only problem l have, is which of the papers to try next.
    Thank you ever so much

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    I´m really excited about it! Strong, nice texture of the handmade paper, high quality… Manipulation with the moistened paper is very good and quite easy.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    This paper is clearly hand made, it has a slightly yellow/ivory tint , and tiny bits of impurities scattered here and there, that add to its charm.

    It is extremely absorbent! it quickly turns transparent when it`s wet, so you must train and make use of your patience between strokes. It is most suitable for wet-into-wet, runny, fuzzy, smudgy effects. You can also produce lines if you learn how loaded your brush must be, how thick the ink, and how quick the movement!

    It is really one of the “truth papers” bescause it retains EVERY stroke! Even if you cover your previous strokes with a splash of darker ink, still you can see the coverd strokes singled out, sometimes surrounded by a thin thin lighter line! So the paper works best for a “one stoke” kind of approach.

    I also sized the paper myself useing alum and glue water and turned it into a normal kind, much less absorbent and easier to control paper.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    I am trying to improve my calligraphy and the Expert Calligraphy paper was a ‘present to myself’ to encourage me to practice. It feels wonderful – slightly more absorbent than the semi sized (half cooked?) paper I normally use but of much higher quality.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    The Extra Fine 45 aged paper is beautiful and will be my ‘standard practice paper’ for the next few weeks. I struggle with getting the correct moisture on my brush and need to practice on just one paper to improve my control.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Paper quality rivals that of much more expensive products. The Craftsmanship of this paper shows the unbelieable amount of detail that is spent in perfecting such a rich paper.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    nice paper to paint on.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    This paper has some calcium sizing so the ink doesn’t bleed excessively. Very nice surface.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Great quality, holds ink well. Great communication

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Je viens de recevoir ce matin ma première commande ,très bien emballée je suis ravie .
    Thanks you very much
    J’attends impatiemment mon papier.

  • Le papier extra fine landscape est de très belle qualité. Il permet de très fines nuances de gris tout en restituant les couleurs de l’encre avec un grande intensité. Un rapport qualité prix imbattable.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Ce papier peu absorbant est de très belle qualité. Il convient parfaitement pour la peinture , notamment en style lignan.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought this for a present for my son’s new …
    I bought this for a present for my son’s new girlfriend. I don’t know if she has used it yet but I thought it was gorgeous.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Delivery took more than I expected, however product is really good. Also I love how it delicately wrapped. Thank you for cute Christmas messages, too!

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Beautiful paper! Very similar to my Red Star paper but much cheaper. I use it for my abstract paintings and it works very well.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Very nice papers for my calligraphy works! Will buy again very soon!

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Suite à cet achat de Papier Xuan, qui est très bien, j’ai eu l’agréable surprise quelques semaines plus tard de recevoir un bon nombre d’échantillons de feuilles différentes. Merci à INKSTON.

  • rincondereyes
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Muy satisfecha con este papel en tono nuez, bonitas pinceladas y gamas de grises. Muy buen comportamiento de la tinta en el papel. Embalaje y presentación muy cuidada. Gracias!

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Muy buen papel y hermoso por cierto.con esas impresiones doradas que trae.ademas el paquete incluye un muestrario de diferentes papeles,en cuánto color,textura y gramaje.este papel parece conveniente para los que empezamos a probar y no queremos que se esparza demasiado rápido la tinta. Medio encolado o medio cocido suele ir muy bien para acostumbrarnos a la gran absorción que conlleva este gran papel milenario.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Five Stars
    very good value good product

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Papier, keine Bürste Verified Purchase
    Die Artikelbeschreibung hier in Amazon ist nicht ganz richtig. Es handelt sich um Papier, nicht um eine Bürste. Aber die Papiermenge und Qualität ist für diesen Preis absoluter Hammer.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Ce papier est magnifique, il était parfaitement emballé. Il a un coté lisse et un coté plus duveteux comme en général le papier de calligraphie. La couleur est blanche laiteuse, j’adore et je vous le conseille. De plus Inkston a rajouté des informations concernant la provenance la fabrication la composition le tout en anglais mais cela ce comprend facilement. On voit que ce papier est fabriqué artisanalement, on voit la trame tout en finesse. C’est un papier qui va boire, je ne l’ai pas encore essayé mais cela se sent au touché. Je l’adore et vous le conseille, en plus il est d’un bon rapport qualité/prix.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Bon produit. Papier épais et peu absorbant convenant bien à la peinture chinoise.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Xuan non traité ou xuan semi traité
    Apres essai ce papier permet de travailler sans que l encre ou la peinture ne déborde comme sur le papier xuan
    Ç est effectivement ce que j espérais et suis donc satisfaite du résultat
    Mais je reste fidèle au papier xuan non traité qui m est très agréable au contact du pinceau (plus doux)

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Papier de qualité
    Je l ai testé je travaille pour la première fois dessus. Et j ai compris que n étant pas traité il faut être vigilant en ce qui concerne l’aplat du pinceau
    Appuyer avec légèreté afin que l eau ne s’étende pas plus qu’il ne faut
    J’adore sa transparence et le résultat final est très satisfaisant que ce soit à l encre ou à l aquarelle


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