INKSTON Gongbi Plus, Sized Xuan Paper


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Sized papers with added Mica to create the Shimmer effect, made with alpine rushes, deliberately less absorbent than unsized raw Xuan tree bark paper to facilitate different styles of painting such as GongBi.

These papers are 熟宣 Shu Xuan sized or cooked Xuan paper made with Eulaliopsis binata called in Chinese 龙须草 “Dragon beard grass”  also known as Chinese alpine rush. They are deliberately not as absorbent as the unsized raw Xuan tree bark paper to facilitate different styles of painting.

  • Size: 60 * 120 cm.
  • Colour: White
  • Materials: 龙须草 “Dragon beard grass” latin name Eulaliopsis binata, known in English as Chinese alpine rush, spring water.
  • Suitable for Gongbi paintings.
  • Finish: the paper is sized and the absorption rate is low. It is designed for detailed Chinese ink paintings.
  • Handmade with traditional recipe.

This is fine 30gsm paper, in large 120x60cm size (trimmed a little smaller than the 135×70 Plus size).

Available in pack sizes:

  • 25 sheets 30* 120 cm (0.34kg net weight)
  • 25 sheets 60 * 120 cm (0.68kg net weight)
  • 50 sheets (1.35kg net weight)
  • 100 sheets (2.7kg net weight)

If you need other dimensions, please feel free to contact us at any time. Our Customer Helper will be in contact with you shortly. Currently, we can also supply dimensions such as 145 * 360 cm, 193 * 504 cm, and 215 * 550 cm.

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



龙须草 Lóng xū cǎo “Dragon beard grass” latin name Eulaliopsis binata, known in English as Chinese alpine rush

used in sizing to give a shimmer effect to paper

Product Size
Product Weight
Shipping size 78 × 7 × 7 cm
Shipping weight 500 g
SKU ink-gbp00-6510
asinusa B01N6L0E47


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.

Some professional artists have tested this paper. This album would give you more reference on how this paper reacts to different styles.

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Recent discussions in: 熟宣 Shu Xuan sized or cooked Xuan paper

  • This shimmer plus xuan paper works really well for detailed paintings, and flower paintings such as peony. it also wrinkles less than the unsized xuan papers. The sparkles from the mica paper give it a fresh and lively feeling making it a favorite of mine!

  • Quanto sono belli
    Ho già più di un idea per realizzare maschere e dipinti.
    Inkston … trovane altri ancora !

  • Bellissimo
    Ogni immagine è raffinata e tradizionale
    È un modo per imparare con semplicità la poesia del colore e della forma.

  • I was excited when I saw the video that shows what it looks like but it’s even more gorgeous when it’s in-front of you. I seriously cannot get enough from this store.

  • Shipping was fast and amazingly packaged. Each item in order was individually wrapped in tissue paper and bubble wrap. Items came in perfect condition. Will definitely purchase from again.

  • It is very usefull for the next shopping. The sample pack is made very nicely and clearly. All these samples have big dimensions, so it is really good for choosing “the right” type of paper.

  • Very nice selection of papers in this sample. Going to order several of the varieties for different uses – calligraphy, sumi landscapes and …??? All very nice papers and all highly recommended!

  • This was a very nice suprise! The paper looks very good. So nice i wonder do i dare to use it. I like nice paper but it always makes me wonder what if what i drow on it doesnot look good than i have ruined this wonderfull paper…..
    First some pactise than use it to make something beautifull!
    Thank you very much!

  • Sample pack is more like a professional portfolio of the many paper products produced by Inkston. Sample sheets are beyond generously sized and clearly labeled. Also includes reference sheet that is beyond helpful in identifying your substrates characteristics.

    I would also like to take this time to praise Yan LUO for going above and beyond then what would normally be expected. Yan assisted me in finding a paper that i wasn’t even able to describe which made the task a challenge. I have already recommended Inkston to several clients and am beyond confident that they too will recommend Inkston in a heartbeat.

  • All perfect. Very nice presentation, and paper well protected. I will be able to choose the right paper thanks to this sample package. Thank you

  • Lastly for the paper samples, I really enjoyed how detailed the pack really was. Each paper was labeled and showed what was recommended which I like a lot. It’ll help me pick a new paper once i need more 😀

  • i received this sample pack with my order, i didn’t think it will have so many papers and it was a very pleasant surprise.
    i tried some and will try the rest and it will help me to know which paper to order for my art.
    i am very happy that i discovered Inkston store.

  • A real treat!
    Lovely paper and packaging! Perfect for gift giving!

  • Price is really good for this variety and quality product!! Loved how it well wrapped.

  • highest quality xuan paper | sample package really useful | thanks so much!

  • 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.

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

  • Five Stars
    very good value good product

  • 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!

  • 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.

2 reviews for INKSTON Gongbi Plus, Sized Xuan Paper

  1. So good to work with. Beautifully white, strong and loves ink. Thank you.

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