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Fine Arts - Drawing

Ponte Vecchio

As you cross the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the Arno River whispers tales of old, while the reflections of the city merge with the secrets at the heart of art history. This paper was created to welcome timeless drawings, in an eternal embrace of beauty and tradition.



A bridge between past and present

Ponte Vecchio coarse grain drawing paper is made on a cylinder mould machine, using processes that have been handed down from generation to generation, making it one of a kind.
It is composed of 20% fine cotton fibres, produced without acids or chlorine derivatives. Its textured surface makes it perfect for dry techniques including drawing with pencil, charcoal or pastel.
It is also suitable for wet techniques that don’t involve too much water.



Acid Free

Magnani 1404 papers are completely acid-free and produced in a neutral environment. This not only provides greater UV resistance, but also promises a long lifespan.

Long Life

Our ISO 9706 compliant papers, which are labelled “LONG LIFE” or permanent, provide a guarantee of the paper’s physical and chemical stability over time. The standard requires a minimum level of alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralise any acids present. It also sets a maximum limit for easily oxidised substances and must be produced in an acid free environment.

Oba Free

The acronym “OBA” stands for “Optical Brighteners Agent”, chemical substances used during the production process to make paper look whiter and brighter. We avoid the use of these optical brighteners in Magnani 1404 papers because they can degrade over time, compromising not only their brightness, but also effectively changing the colour of the paper itself.

The Cylinder Mould Machine

Magnani 1404 papers are produced exclusively on a cylinder mould machine: this traditional production process mimics the hand-crafting techniques of the master papermakers of days gone by, coming as close as possible to the quality of handmade paper. Production is slower than on the flatbed mill, allowing the fibres to settle evenly, resulting in smooth, even paper.

Cotton 20%

We use only natural fibres from sustainable sources, such as cotton or alpha cellulose. Cotton is a key raw material in our art paper production process: its long fibres provide extraordinary flexibility, strength and absorbency, giving the paper a distinctive quality. Plus, as it is lignin free, cotton naturally makes the paper more resistant to yellowing.


The Range

1 side glued pads

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
220 18x26 7x10 20 1 Block M1182607 8001348222255
220 24x32 9.5x13 20 1 Block M1243208 8001348222262
220 35x45 14x18 20 1 Block M1354509 8001348222279

4 cut edges sheets

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
220 50x65 20x26 25 Blister M1507121 8001348223337
Fine Arts - Drawing
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