Clearprint Vellum Paper Applications & History
- 1000-H® Series - Vellum, unprinted 16lb paper 1000-H® 16-pound vellum is the finest product you can buy for manual drafting. This 100% new cotton fiber media is transparentized without solvents to produce the proper translucency as well as legendary Clearprint archival quality, strength, erasability and redraw characteristics.
- Clearprint is the vellum paper of choice of architects and engineers for its archival quality, strength, erasing, and redraw characteristics with pen & pencil. Traditionally a drafting paper it is also fine arts medium for painting, colored markers, pastels, charcoal, and even paper mache.
- Vellum paper is available in pads, sheets, and rolls up to 72” in width, for use in drafting, tracing or to print on. What is vellum paper? It is a translucent dimensionally stable paper made from plastericized cotton unaffected by changes in temperature or humidity developed as a replacement for traditional vellum made from animal skins.
Clearprint 1020 Drafting & Design vellum paper is a heavier weight version of the legendary 1000H vellum. Added weight and feel are desirable in some cases where additional weight is required. Smooth, translucent surface suitable for pencil or ink. No skipping, spreading, or feathering. Archival quality with Clearprint's legendary strength.Made in the USA Clearprint was originally produced for the drafting industry in 1933. It is now the most popular vellum on the market. In 2012 Chartpak began testing Clearprint for a wide range of applications answering many questions.
Vellum Drafting Paper 18 X 24
Can you print on vellum? Yes Clearprint has been tested to work in both inkjet & laser printers for a wide range of printing jobs. Clearprint Vellum 1000H & 1020H Inkjet & Laser Compatibility Guide
Note: 1000H & 1020H are not suited for inkjet print jobs such as photographs requiring heavy ink saturation. Material will absorb the ink & have tendency to curve. When using with laser printers print on vellum paper settings or lower temperature settings, high heat setting can melt the vellum coating onto the printer’s drum.
How to use vellum paper? Your imagination is about your only limit. Besides drafting and drawing this link will show some of the fine art applications where Clearprint is used ClearPrint vellum techniques for oil & acrylic painting plus fine arts techniques including graphite, pastels, & charcoal, water color, & sculptures
Vellum Drafting Paper 24x36
Vellum Drafting Paper
Where to buy vellum paper? There are many sources, but DraftingSteals carries or has access to lots of vellums including Clearprint. Checkout the amazing history of the Clearprint Paper Company ClearPrint ”What America is Drawn On” Designed in America, Made in America: A History of Innovation