Artistico is recognized worldwide as the flagship of Fabriano watercolor papers. Each of its surfaces feature a unique beauty that ranges from traditional Italian texture and color to paper designed for the 21st century. Artistico cold press (grana fina) surface has a versatile and soft texture that is robust enough to handle lifting and scrubbing. The hot press (grana satinata) is the smoothest watercolor paper on the market and a favorite for precise digital printing. Rough (grana grossa) has an extraordinary, rugged texture recalling the finest handmade papers. Soft press (grana dolce) is an exclusive surface recently created by Fabriano in cooperation with Savoir-Faire as a response to the techniques and aesthetic needs of artists today. Soft press’ luxurious texture lies between cold press and hot press, similar to the finest printmaking paper but with the durability of a strong watercolor paper.
Artistico Traditional White paper is a traditional white shade with no use of optical brighteners. It is mould-made of 100% cotton, sized both internally and externally (no animal component), acid-free/neutral pH and chlorine-free, with two deckle edges, with the Artistico watermark running along. The paper is available in the three classic watercolor surfaces: Hot Pressed, Cold Pressed and Rough. As with Artistico Extra White, it takes well both lifting and scraping without compromising its quality. This professional-paper is suitable for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal and drawing purposes. Professional quality at a great price. Available in blocks, pads and rolls.