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Over 8 generations of family papermaking!

Since the late 18th century, Japan's Awagami Factory has been producing fine-art papers characterized by their softness and strength. Their papers, including their signature Kitakata paper, are made from regional fibers to yield paper sheets with an expressive surface and impressive character. Awagami papers are acid-free, made with respect and care for the environment and suitable for professional artists & students alike. Here you will find some of Awagam's best-selling papers for painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, and alternative photography.

Key Features:
  • Handmade paper
  • Acid-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Eight generations of papermaking experience
  • Regional fibers make up the paper pulp
  • Made in Tokushima, Japan
Perfect For:
  • Painting and drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Book arts
  • Alternative photography prints
  • Block and monotype printing
  • Students, teachers, professionals

Product Overview

Over 8 generations of family papermaking!

Since the late 18th century, Japan's Awagami Factory has been producing fine-art papers characterized by their softness and strength. Their papers, including their signature Kitakata paper, are made from regional fibers to yield paper sheets with an expressive surface and impressive character. Awagami papers are acid-free, made with respect, and care for the environment and suitable for professional artists & students alike. Here you will find some of Awagam's best-selling papers for painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, and alternative photography.

Key Features:
  • Handmade paper
  • Acid-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Eight generations of papermaking experience
  • Regional fibers make up the paper pulp
  • Made in Tokushima, Japan
Perfect For:
  • Painting and drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Book arts
  • Alternative photography prints
  • Block and monotype printing
  • Students, teachers, professionals
 

Bamboo, 170gsm: Made with environmentally friendly bamboo, this sheet has a small ecological footprint. Bamboo Select is slightly heavier than other washi with a lovely soft surface making it ideal for intaglio, block-printing, and letterpress. 70% Bamboo, 30% Recycled.

Bunkoshi, 70gsm: This paper has a relatively deep natural color and smooth surface with 4 deckled edges. Its texture is classically Japanese, with no additional sizing, making it good for both printmaking and calligraphy. 30% Kozo, 70% Alpha Cellulose.

Ginwashi Cream 39gsm: This beautiful thin paper has hemp fibers that resemble "Gin", or silver.

Hakuho, 220gsm: This sturdy sheet is made from an impressive blend of kozo and cotton, and is the first fine paper to feature this unique East meets West fiber blend. Hakuho Select's strong and resilient surface is certain to lend unique textural depth to artworks created on it. Great for Woodcut, but sized enough for atmospheric watercolors. 45% Kozo, 55% Cotton.

Hosho, 80gsm: The striped laid lines are a unique characteristic of this high-quality sheet. Long recognized by printmakers as one of the most versatile of Japanese washi papers, Hosho Select is particularly suitable for woodblock prints. 100% High Alpha Cellulose.

Kinwashi, 30gsm: Kinwashi (also known as Ogura Natural) is 30 gsm with cut edges machine-made from acid-free manila hemp and kozo with long swirling fibers set in a creamy, natural-colored paper. Heavier than Ginwashi, it is great for printing and printmaking as well as shoji screens, lampshades, collage, and book arts.

Kitakata Natural, 36gsm: Primarily composed of Gampi fiber, Kitakata has a subtle gloss yet surprisingly soft surface. Warm-toned yet resilient the sheet itself is also quite dense, making it ideal for many types of printmaking. 90% Gampi, 10% High Alpha Cellulose.

Kitakata Green 36gsm: Primarily composed of Gampi fiber, Kitakata Green has a subtle gloss yet surprisingly soft surface. Warm-toned and resilient, the sheet itself is also quite dense, making it ideal for many types of printmaking. 90% Gampi - 10% Alpha Cellulose

Kozo, 46gsm: Kozo, which derives its name from the eponymous fiber from which it is made, is the choice of many fine art printmakers and calligraphers. Kozo fiber, a renewable resource, is long and durable and results in a paper that is highly absorbent and supple. It also serves as the base paper for many other practical and creative applications such as shoji screens, umbrellas, lanterns, fans, and Yuzen-patterned papers. It is handmade from acid-free kozo, hemp, and sulfite pulp with four deckle edges.

Masa, 86gsm: Masa paper (often referred to as affordable Hosho) is machine-made of sulfite pulp, bright white, and acid-free. One side is very smooth, the other side toothy. It is economical and useful for edition proofs and for student grade projects. Internally sized and should be slightly dampened prior to printing.

Mulberry, 45gsm: Mulberry paper is handmade of kozo and sulfite pulp, white and acid-free, and its strength, softness, and flexibility make it the most versatile sheet for printers and printmakers. This paper is good for relief printing, silkscreen, hand lithography, and book arts.

Okawara 51gsm: This paper has a warm natural color, medium weight, and subtle surface texture. Because of its versatility and affordable price point, this sheet has become an international standard for printmaking students. 25% Kozo, 75% High Alpha Cellulose.

Sekishu White 35gsm: The manufacture of Sekishu started 1300 years ago and continues today. It is the trademark of the Shimane prefecture, famed for producing the purest conservation papers. Sekishu paper is handmade with kozo and sulfite pulp, acid-free with four deckle edges and a laid finish. It is used mostly in conservation, but also suitable for printing and printmaking. The paper is perfect for conservation and printmaking.

Shiramine 110gsm: The relative thickness, generous sizing, and easy-to-use color of Shiramine make it a versatile paper for many art mediums including printmaking, painting, and drawing. 30% Kozo, 15% Hemp, 55% High Alpha Cellulose.

Tengucho 10gsm: Tengucho is the thinnest paper made in Japan, specially designed for conservation and restoration of documents. It was invented during Japan's Edo period 1603-1867 by Genta Yoshii and was designated as a cultural asset in 1976. This paper is acid-free and machine-made of pure Kozo pulp10 gsm with cut edges.

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