One of the many fine art papers produced at the 600+ year old Cartiere Magnani paper mill in Italy, this range of cotton fiber papers has the distinction of being the first 100% cotton grade specifically created for printmaking by the mill.
The paper is smooth and supple to the touch with internal sizing but very little surface sizing, making it ideal for all deluxe and demanding printmaking processes.
Pescia is a favorite among those doing intaglio, mezzotint, aquatint, etching, woodblock, stone litho, etching and silkscreen. Its supple surface is also ideal for all drawing techniques and should not be overlooked as an option for graphite, colored pencil, pastel or charcoal.
The paper is named after the town of Pescia (where Magnani is based) which is situated in the beautiful foothills of the Tuscany region of Italy. The original range consisted of white, cream and blue and was expanded in 1994 to include softwhite and grey.
Pescia is deckled on all four sides and displays a running watermark of the old CM logo (not localized or positioned).
- Mould made
- 100% cotton
- HP (hot pressed, between polished, heated, metal rollers, hence the paper has little surface structure.)
- neutral sizing
- short grain
- neutral pH
- acid free
- chlorine free
- 4 deckle edges (sheets)
- very durable