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Bockingford Watercolour Paper

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Bockingford is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill. This is a high quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world. Bockingford offers quality watercolour paper at an affordable price. Bockingford is now available in Hot Pressed (HP) in 140lb (300gsm) which has a smooth surface.

Please note that the Extra Rough Bockingford has a similar degree of roughness as any of  the other rough papers, the name is a bit misleading as the surface is not rougher than other rough papers

SPECIAL OFFER 1 5 packs or more of Bockingford 140lb NOT, HP or Extra Rough for only £9.99 per pack.

SPECIAL OFFER 2 5 packs or more of Bockingford 200lb NOT or Extra Rough for only £14.10 per pack.

(price will adjust in your cart when you add 5 or more packs)

Paper is supplied in a pack of 5 full imperial sheets or can be cut into 1/2 or 1/4 at no extra charge.

Carefully check the paper types below when you order.

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All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:

Pack Size Inches CM No. Sheets
Full Imperial 30"x22" 76.2x55.9cm 5
Half Imperial 22"x15" 55.9x38.1cm 10
Quarter Imperial 15"x11" 38.1x27.9cm 20
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Manufacture: Cylinder mould made
Ingredients: 100% woodfree bleached chemical pulp
Longevity: Acid free & archival
Calcium carbonate buffered
pH 7-9
Characteristics: Internally sized
4 cut edges
Natural woollen felt textured
Grain Direction: Short Grain
Shade (White): 89% TAPPI Whiteness value
No OBAs (Optical brightening agents)
Highly lightfast (minimum 6+ on Blue Wool Scale)
Binding: Spirals - wiro bound on short edge
Pads – glued one side on long edge
Blocks - glued on 4 sides
Suitable for: Watercolour
Acrylic
Gouache
Pastel
Pen & Ink
Pencil
Charcoal
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General Storage and Handling Instructions

  • Keep the paper in its original packaging until required.
  • Store the paper flat.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature or humidity.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight.
  • Handle the paper by the edges or underside. Avoid touching the area to be painted, as oils from the skin could affect the wash.

Painting

  • Lighter weight papers (300gsm/140lb and lighter) may benefit from soaking and stretching to avoid the paper cockling (buckling) when applying washes.
  • Avoid exposing the paper to detergents, as these will affect the paper’s absorbency.
  • The paper’s surface is most vulnerable when wet, and should be handled with care.
  • Masking Fluid shouldn’t be left on the paper for too long, it becomes harder to remove the longer it’s left, making it impossible to remove without damaging the paper’s surface. Bockingford does not have gelatine surface sizing, so isn’t as robust for masking fluid use.

Fade Resistance and Framing

  • Frame finished paintings with acid free materials to preserve the paper’s archival qualities.
  • As with all original artworks, paintings should be framed behind glass and hung away from direct sunlight.
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140lb (300gsm) Hot Pressed Product Code: BHP140
in stock
Buy this and earn 11 reward points
RRP: £12.68 £11.14
Special Offer:
  • Only £9.99 per pack when you buy 5 or more packs of Bockingford 140lb.
90lb (190gsm) NOT Product Code: BN90
in stock
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RRP: £8.40 £7.99
140lb (300gsm) NOT Product Code: BN140
in stock
Buy this and earn 11 reward points
RRP: £12.68 £11.14
Special Offer:
  • Only £9.99 per pack when you buy 5 or more packs of Bockingford 140lb.
200lb (425gsm) NOT Product Code: BN200
in stock
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RRP: £18.04 £15.31
Special Offer:
  • Only £14.10 per pack when you buy 5 or more packs of this Bockingford 200lb.
250lb (535gsm) NOT Product Code: BN250
in stock
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RRP: £22.76 £19.99
140lb (300gsm) Extra Rough Product Code: BR140
in stock
Buy this and earn 11 reward points
RRP: £12.68 £11.14
Special Offer:
  • Only £9.99 per pack when you buy 5 or more packs of Bockingford 140lb.
200lb (425gsm) Extra Rough Product Code: BR200
in stock
Buy this and earn 15 reward points
RRP: £18.04 £15.31
Special Offer:
  • Only £14.10 per pack when you buy 5 or more packs of this Bockingford 200lb.

User Reviews

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  • Excellent, reasonably priced paper - Bockingford paper Extra Rough 140lb (300gsm)

    Great paper which allows lifting off as it doesn't absorb as much as some papers do. Also good for using masking fluid which rubs off well. If stretching, soak this 140lb paper for at least ten minutes before taping down and it won't cockle no matter how much water you throw at it. Although it's called extra rough, the surface isn't very rough, but still has a nice texture. Sue Rubira (Southampton, United Kingdom) on 31 May 2014
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  • Reasonably priced watercolour paper for beginners. - Bockingford paper NOT 140lb (300gsm)

    This is a very good quality paper for its price,however I feel it is not as robust as it used to be if used for wet in wet techniques. I have used it for 20 years in a teaching capacity and it is good value for beginners to watercolour painting. Karen Charman (Middlesex, United Kingdom) on 9 Jul 2014
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  • Good quality watercolour paper - very reasonably priced - Bockingford paper NOT 200 lb (425gsm)

    High quality watercolour paper which is very reasonably priced, with a fast and reliable delivery service. Janet Rippingham (Ash, United Kingdom) on 6 Aug 2012
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