Strathmore's 500 Series is the superhero of all Bristol surfaces, but what would a superhero be without a core of worthy minions? The 200, 300 and 400 Series all provide surfaces with their own unique attributes and staying power in the attack of the sequential artists. For every tool that you take into battle in you own quest for the ultimate story, Strathmore has a surface that will stand up to the challenge.
200 Series Smooth Blue Line Bristol - Our 200 Series Smooth surface is a Bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications. These blue lined sheets are available in page and cover formats for artists who prefer the convenience of a grid lined sheet. Pads and sheet packs in this series are offered in the industry standard 11×17" format.
300 Series Smooth and Vellum Bristol - 300 Series Smooth and Vellum 100 lb. Bristol surfaces are available in three sizes. The smooth surface is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink. Both surfaces work well with specialty pens and markers. Sheet packs and pads are available in the standard 11×17" format. Pads are available in 5×17" and 12×12". None of these surfaces are lined allowing the artist the flexibility of working outside the box.
500 Series Bristol - Strathmore 500 Series Bristol is an industry standard created in 1893. These 100% cotton 2 ply bristols are available in three surfaces in the standard 11×17" format. The plate surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, pencil along with specialty pens and markers. Vellum has a toothy finish that is excellent for graphite pencil, colored pencil, sketching sticks and specialty pens and markers. It is also a very good choice for charcoal pen and ink, air brush and light washes. Bristol surfaces are not recommended for traditional watercolor techniques. Items in the 500 Series are unlined for unbound illustrations.
500 Series Illustration Board for Wet Media - The newest surface in the 500 Series is Illustration Board for Wet Media. Available in single sheet packs of either 15×22" or 22×30", this professional quality board was designed to accept all illustration media. It has a strong, durable vellum finish for traditional drawing techniques. In addition it has been internally sized to accept wet media and can be used for light washes up to wet on wet applications.