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 £11.13 per pack.
SPECIAL OFFER 2 5 packs or more of Bockingford 200lb NOT or Extra Rough for only £15.84 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.
All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:
|Pack Size||Inches||CM||No. Sheets|
|Manufacture:||Cylinder mould made|
|Ingredients:||100% woodfree bleached chemical pulp|
|Longevity:||Acid free & archival
Calcium carbonate buffered
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
Pen & Ink
General Storage and Handling Instructions
Fade Resistance and Framing
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
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
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