What is YUPO paper and what makes it magical?
YUPO paper is a synthetic (polypropylene) substrate with a non-porous surface that repels water, and a very exciting substrate for beginner as well as more advanced and experimental artists.
YUPO gives visual artists an amazingly beautiful canvas to work with: Its bright white, smooth finish gives artists the flexibility to work in several different mediums to achieve unique and creative results.
The slick, smooth, non-absorbent substrate will dramatically change the way you paint, print or draw as you will be able to capture nuances, patterns, and shapes that were previously impossible to achieve on conventional watercolour and drawing papers. It makes all of the colours of the rainbow sing!!
It’s an incredibly durable, stain-resistant, non-absorbent synthetic paper that holds ink, alcohol ink and watercolour with razor sharp precision. It will also resists tearing and buckling and will remain perfectly flat (it requires no soaking, stretching or taping flat).
Each pad is made of 74lb / 200gsm paper and has 10 sheets.
You can use YUPO paper with…
- Acrylic Paints
- Alcohol Inks
- Monotype / Gel printing
- Oil Pastels
What makes YUPO even more unique is its lifting quality
The surface may be wiped clean to restore the original white of the sheet, making it an excellent surface for beginners.
You may return to a painting when its done and redo specific areas over and over again.
You can build up layers of paint like an oil painter working on a canvas, and then take them off to reveal the white of the sheet. Remember that water activates the paint, even paint put down months ago!
When you are done…
Allow YUPO to dry completely and spray YUPO with a matte-clear finishing spray to seal and protect it.
Only use a sealant when your work is complete, as rework and touch-ups become difficult to do after sealing.
How is YUPO made?
YUPO is a space age material made in a space age paper mill: the raw materials arrive by rail and are loaded into their respective silos and hoppers for their eventual transformation into pellets. These pellets are then fed into the patented heating and extruding equipment.
The base and surface layers are formed during the extruding process, and these three layers are stretched to create a dimensionally stable, biaxial-oriented substrate. The innumerable micro-voids created through this process give YUPO its superior strength, opacity and ultra-smooth surface finish. Every phase of the manufacturing process is computer controlled and closely monitored to ensure adherence to what many acknowledge to be the most stringent quality standards in the industry.
The bright orange cover is the new packaging, this is the same product as the one below…