Awagami Masa: Often referred to as Hosho, this fine art paper is used as an inexpensive multi-media drawing and printmaking paper. Masa is a soft, white paper with the traditional absorbency and feel of handmade Japanese papers. Machine-made of cellulose fibre it is internally and surface-sized, bright white and acid-free and 88gsm in weight . Masa is very smooth on one side with more texture to the other side and features good "wet-strength" making it ideal for use with waterbased inks block and mono-printing, digital imaging, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, etching, offset and letterpress printing.
Awagami Okawara: With its warm natural colour, this 70gsm weight washi paper is a wonderful, internally sized art paper with good wet strength and subtle surface textures - smooth one side and textured on the reverse. Manufactured from 80% alpha cellulose and 20% Kozo fibre, acid-free with a pH level of 6-7 it is an excellent all-round paper for printmaking, ink painting, mixed media and drawing etc.