Coventry Rag was created in 1971 to meet the demands & specifications of artists and silkscreen printers. The challenge was to create a paper able to take printing overlays in excess of 50-75 colors and have incredible dimensional stability so as not to compromise registration.
Coventry is internally sized with a modest amount of surface sizing so while it’s predominantly used for serigraphy, it’s also making a great choice for fine art offset lithography. The two surfaces - a textured vellum and a smooth make it an excellent drawing paper for all pencil techniques, pastel and charcoal.
The paper takes embossing, gold or silver foil stamping and was the favorite and reliable sheet for all of Erte's silkscreen fashion art pieces in the 1970s & 1980s.
100% cotton, pH neutral, acid-free, buffered with calcium carbonate, made in the USA. Our most versatile paper for all fine art techniques.
Grain direction: long, except
Weight: 250, 290, 320 and 335gsm
Color: White Surface: Smooth or Vellum