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Fine Arts - Sketching


This drawing pad is one of a kind: the paper is produced on a cylinder mould machine and is the perfect surface to sketch your spontaneous thoughts and images, anchoring them firmly to its natural white surface.



Rare and unequalled – like the best ideas

Velata paper is one of the few papers available on the market for this technique manufactured using a cylinder mould machine, following the traditional process.
Composed of 20% fine cotton fibres, the absence of acids and chlorine derivatives and its natural surface make this paper perfect for sketching with pencil, charcoal, sanguine and pastel.



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

True size spiral bound Pads

  GSM CM INC Sheets Packaging SKU EAN
90 18x26 7x10 80 1 Block M1182601 8001348222194
90 24x32 9.5x13 80 1 Block M1243202 8001348222200
90 35x45 14x18 80 1 Block M1354503 8001348222217
Fine Arts - Sketching
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