INKSTON Extra Fine Double Xuan Plus Paper

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INKSTON Extra Fine Double Layer Plus Xuan paper contains 65-75% Pteroceltis Tatarinowii tree bark, it is untreated/unsized (raw/uncooked in Chinese) and is suitable for both painting and calligraphy.

To make the Extra Fine grade double layer 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. Also according to Inkston product control standards, these double layer Xuan Papers are only made by Xuan Paper craftsmen who have over 20 years consecutive Xuan Paper making experience.

This is fine 80gsm paper, in large 138x70cm size (1 sheet has a surface area equivalent to 15 sheets A4).

Available in pack sizes:

  • 25 sheets (1.74kg net weight)
  • 50 sheets (3.48kg net weight)
Double Layer Paper

10 Sheets pack 1kg approx. shipping weight
25 Sheet "half-pack" 2kg approx. shipping weight
50 Sheet pack 4kg approx. shipping weight

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The high grade Xuan paper, recommended for Sumi-e / Chinese painting
and professional calligraphy.
Contains 60% or higher Pteroceltis Tatarinowii (青檀 Qing Tan) bark, and 40% or less rice straw.

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Description

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.

 

This is tested by Chinese Gongbi artist Huang Guo Hong

comment: ‘this is a high grade paper. However, it is better to leave the paper for several months to leave the ‘paper fire’ disappear so that the paper can reach the best performance.’  

Recent discussions in: 夹宣 Double Xuan

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Recommended for others who want to experiment
    These are samples not for large paintings but for the price and to try the different varieties of paper, I was more than pleased.
    I used several for small paintings which are now in a show. I would order again and would recommend it to others who want to experiment.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Five Stars.
    Perfect. Great quality product. Thank you.

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Your sample packet was very nice with a huge selection of papers. I wish the paper size was a little bit larger to allow more testing of specific brushwork, but I really appreciate that the sample wasn’t small! Your sample packaging is very classy and looks very professional, and the inclusion of the comparison table is great!

  • Balazs Otvos
    Rated 5 out of 5

    With my order I received a sample pack. It taken some time till I scathed and tried all of them. Generally it was a very instructive, and the difference between a machine made Xuan papers (I knew these before) and these papers are like chalk and cheese! The papers attributes was a important discovery for me, and there is a distinctive difference between painting and writing papers. Aside from obvious attributes, like softness, thickness, colour.
    These attributes are:
    Thirst, how much a paper keeps the brush stroke and keep the ink contain, preserving gestures from your brush.
    Flow, how much you can move the ink and water on the paper, how long you can alter it before it becomes permanent.
    (All Xuan papers are super absorbent, but there are differences.)
    Painting papers have more flow, writing papers have more thirst, but I found interesting mixtures in both type.
    Thank you for this wonderful experience. It really helped me getting ideas which papers I would like to paint with.
    I would even recommend some for European aquarelle paintings.

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