Our Top Favorite Paper Choices

The type of paper you choose for lettering, calligraphy or watercolor is one of the most important decisions.  The wrong paper can mean an unsatisfactory end project or ruined pens.

We look for paper that is as smooth as possible for calligraphy nibs and brushes.  You want paper that does not have drag with pens and holds the ink nice.

Paper Choices

HP 32lb Bright White.   

  • Printing Our Calligraphy Workbooks – which you can find here:  Calligraphy Workbooks
  • Brush Pens
  • Calligraphy Pens
  • Watercolor Painting

Rhodia Staplebound Blank Pad

  • Calligraphy Pens
  • Brush Pens
  • Penmanship

Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks

This is one of our favorite papers for watercolor projects.

  • Watercolor Painting
  • Brush Pens

Bee Paper Aquabee Calligraphy Practice Pads 

*Usually you cannot find these on Amazon, but they are inexpensive at Blick’s and Blicks has free shipping over $35.

  • Calligraphy Practice (with slanted guides)

Bienfang Calligraphic Parchment Paper

At Blicks it is only $7.27 per pad and Amazon it is $24.99

I LOVE this paper for calligraphy projects and practice.

Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pads

**Usually you cannot find these on Amazon and when you do they are $26.99 – Blick’s has them for $6.95

The highly smooth paper in Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pads is ideal for brush pens, fine-tip markers, calligraphy pens, fountain pens, and pencils.

Sennelier Calligraphy Pad

**Usually you cannot find these on Amazon and when you do they are $23.75 – Blick’s has them for $14.85

This luxurious paper produces excellent results with all lettering and drawing inks. It is designed for the professional calligrapher.

Strathmore 400 Series Calligraphy Pad

This time Amazon is the best deal. Strathmore is a steadfast quality paper for all forms of lettering and art.