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Strathmore 500 Series Bristol

Weight: 2, 3 and 4-ply

Surface: Medium (Vellum) / Ultra-Smooth (Plate)

Media Applications:
Medium (Vellum): graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, pen & ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media, oil
pastel, light wash and collage

Ultra-Smooth (Plate): pen & ink, marker, mixed media and collage

Created in 1893, Strathmore 500 Series 100% cotton bristol is an industry standard.

  • Plate surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detailed work with technical pen, airbrush and marker.
  • Vellum surface has a toothy finish that is excellent for pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil pastel as well as pen, airbrush, and light washes.

Not recommended for traditional watercolor techniques.

Review: Lee Hammond - Artists Network

For graphite drawing I use smooth bristol. This comes in many brands, surfaces, and sizes. It can be found in pads and single sheets. I think I’ve tried them all ... for my high quality, professional, work I use what I think is the Cadillac of bristol. It’s the 500 series, 4-ply, 100% cotton, smooth bristol by Strathmore. It’s sold in large, single sheets. It’s a little pricey due to the cotton and the thickness, but it’s worth the cost. It produces a very smooth blend, and it won’t deteriorate or yellow with time.

(81 votes, average 3.38 out of 5)

Strathmore 500 Series Bristol
Strathmore 500 Series BristolSurfer Girl - Lisa Adams
Image Product Code Unit Sheets Size Description Price
Strathmore-580-62bristol vellum
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S580-62 Pad 15 279x356mm (11"x14") 2-Ply Vellum Surface - Tape (11") £ 16.00 each
4 in stock
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Strathmore-580-72 bristol plate
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S580-72 Pad 15 279x356mm (11"x14") 2-Ply Plate Surface - Tape (11") £ 25.00 each
Available 4 to 6 wks
Strathmore-580-82bristol vellum
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S580-82 Pad 15 356x432mm (14"x17") 2-Ply Vellum Surface - Tape (14") £ 25.00 each
Available 4 to 6 wks
Strathmore-580-92 bristol plate
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S580-92 Pad 15 356x432mm (14"x17") 2-Ply Plate Surface - Tape (14") £ 34.99 each
Available 4 to 6 wks
Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-62 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 2-Ply Vellum Surface £ 4.99 each
27 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-63 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 3-Ply Vellum Surface £ 7.49 each
49 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-64 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 4-Ply Vellum Surface £ 10.00 each
10 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-72 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 2-Ply Plate Surface £ 7.00 each
Available 4 to 6 wks
Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-73 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 3-Ply Plate Surface £ 10.00 each
4 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-74 Sheet 1 584x737mm (23"x29") 4-Ply Plate Surface £ 11.99 each
32 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-362 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 2-Ply Vellum Surface £ 8.99 each
8 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-363 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 3-Ply Vellum Surface £ 13.00 each
26 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-364 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 4-Ply Vellum Surface £ 17.99 each
11 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-372 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 2-Ply Plate Surface £ 12.49 each
22 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-373 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 3-Ply Plate Surface £ 16.99 each
19 in stock
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Strathmore-Logo-500 bristol emboss
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol S235-374 Sheet 1 762x1,016mm (30"x40") 4-Ply Plate Surface £ 19.99 each
13 in stock
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