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CONQUEROR Diamond White paper
Conqueror Diamond White CX22 paper
The new paper I received from you is wonderful. I'm thinking I like it a lot more than the Mellotex... Cheers! Kathie
  • DIAMOND WHITE - brilliant white 250gsm (95lbs)
  • Size: 45 × 58 cm (17¾" × 23")
  • Minimum order - 5 sheets.
  • All orders will be shipped rolled.
  • Sheets can be shipped flat on request (see below).
  • Price per sheet - £1.80
Conqueror paper
The new paper I received from you is wonderful. I'm thinking I like it a lot more than the Mellotex... Cheers! Kathie
I've been working on Ivorex and then Mellotex for over 30 years and in that time I've never found an equal. BUT in early 2016 I had to find one because the manufacturer's ceased production! I found the perfect replacement in CONQUEROR DIAMOND WHITE. I and two artist friends throughly tested it and, apart from being even whiter than Mellotex, it performs in exactly the same manner.

If, like me, you detest the texture of your paper interfering with what you are trying to depict, you'll love Conqueror Diamond White. Conqueror is a double-sided plate-finish paper with virtually no detectable surface texture.

It's tough! You can crisply indent Conqueror, and erase almost endlessly without destroying the surface.

It's smooth! Although very dark tones will need to be applied with some pressure, you can gently lay down light tone that will blend or layer to produce seamless skin tones and faultless skies.

If you're technically minded: the smooth uncoated sheet is pH neutral and unbuffered, and is suitable for archival use or applications requiring 'acid-free' paper.

Larger sheets of Conqueror (the SRA2 we stock) are restricted to the printing industry and available in packs of 100 sheets. That's why we decided to supply the art market with affordable order sizes - our minimum is just 5 sheets.

We supply 250gsm CONQUEROR DIAMOND WHITE, which approximates to 95 lb watercolour paper. Orders are rolled and tubed for safety and most artists tell us they simply roll their sheets in the reverse direction, lay them flat, and weigh them down with books for a couple of days before use. Or we can ship flat on request (minimum order: cut to 18" × 12" - 10 sheets / full size paper - 20 sheets).

Please note: I have worked on Ivorex and Mellotex - both no longer manufactured - in 250gsm weight. I have throughly tested the new CONQUEROR DIAMOND WHITE 250gsm weight and:
  • It is visibly whiter than Mellotex for greater contrast in your drawings.
  • It indents as well and as cleanly as Mellotex did.
  • It is virtually devoid of any surface texture, so it won't interfere with the marks you make or the flat shading you apply.
  • Darks need as much work as Mellotex did but no more
  Shipping within UK
  • Shipping —   5 sheets: £4.20
    each additional sheet:  £0.45
Typical costs (including P&P):
  • 5 sheets   —  £13.20
  • 10 sheets —  £24.45   (lowest per sheet cost)
  Shipping within EUROPE
  • Shipping —  5 sheets: £7.60
    each additional sheet: £0.65
Typical costs (including air mail):
  • 5 sheets   —  £16.60
  • 10 sheets —  £28.85   (lowest per sheet cost)
  Shipping to AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Typical costs (including air mail):
  • 5 sheets   —  £20.75
  • 10 sheets —  £34.75   (lowest per sheet cost)
  Shipping to REST OF THE WORLD
Typical costs (including air mail):
  • 5 sheets   —  £20.20
  • 10 sheets —  £34.20   (lowest per sheet cost)
Technical Data
  • Conqueror conforms to ISO 9706 requirements for permanence and as such is suitable for archival use or applications requiring 'acid-free' paper.
  • Acidity: pH of 7.5
  • Moisture content: 6.7%
  • Wood pulp and Bleach type: FSC ECF Virgin woodfree pulp.

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