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We're proud of our product photography.  The descriptions of each paper were written by experts with decades of experience.  But until Apple comes up with a way for you to reach into your screen and feel the paper, there’s no replacement for a good old fashioned sample held in your hand.  

Don't see the samples you want?  Contact us and let us know how we can help.  One of our Paper Experts can help put together a custom sampler for you to match your needs.

Samplers Format Size # of Shts Price  
Arturo Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 10 $6.00 ADD TO CART
By far our most popular range for invitations and announcements, Arturo has been a staple of our range for over a decade. This sampler contains on sheet of each of the eight colors, in all weights.
  • Buttercream
  • Celadon
  • Lavender
  • Pale Blue
  • Pale Pink
  • Stone Grey
  • Soft White
  • White
Bertini Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 14 $8.00 ADD TO CART
One of our favorite decorative papers, Bertini papers come to us from Italy.
  • #305
  • #307
  • #308
  • #309
  • #310
  • #725
  • #730
  • #742
  • #745
  • #748
  • #901
  • #914
  • #915
  • #920
Black Paper Sampler Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 9 $7.50 ADD TO CART
While most color trends come and go, black is classic. Here are ten of our most popular black papers.
  • Cocktail
  • Colorplan
  • Curious
  • Plike
  • Mirri
  • Revere
  • Sirio Ultra Black
  • Stardream
  • Stonehenge
The Blue Collection Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 12 $8.00 ADD TO CART
Feeling blue? Here is a variety of blue papers for you.
  • Arturo
  • Bockingford
  • Cocktail
  • Cocktail
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Curious Cosmic
  • Curious Metallic
  • Mirri
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Stardream
  • Stardream
  • Stonehenge
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
Book Papers Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 7 $7.00 ADD TO CART
We're frequently asked for recommendations for papers for book projects. While we have many choices - and even some personal favorites - it's still a very subjective decision. This sampler contains over two dozen traditional book papers including Arches Text, Frankfurt, India Hemp, Kitakata, Kochi, Nideggen, Revere Book, Somerset Book ,and Zerkall Book - in various weights, surfaces and colors.
  • Kitakata
  • Kochi
  • Frankfurt
  • India Hemp
  • Nideggen
  • Arches Text
  • Mulberry
  • Zerkall Book
  • Stonehenge
  • Revere Book
  • Somerset Book
Bockingford Watercolor Mill Book 5x5 12 $5.50 ADD TO CART
Bockingford is a beautiful English watercolor paper traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill.
  • Blue
  • Cream
  • Eggshell
  • Grey
  • Oatmeal
  • White
Colorplan Mill Book 8x9 $5.00 ADD TO CART
With 50 colors available in 135gsm, 270gsm, 350gsm, 540gsm and 700gsm Colorplan is the broadest range of color available.

 

CorkSkin Individual Sheets 4x5 13 $3.00 ADD TO CART
The 4x5 CorkSkin sampler includes our 12 grades of this environmentally friendly sheet that is made of thin layers of cork laminated to a coated base paper.

 

  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin

 

Drawing Papers Sampler, Vol. 1 Individual Sheets 8.5 x 11 17 $15.00 ADD TO CART
For us, there is no such thing as a 'drawing' paper. We have hundreds of different papers that were originally intended for other end-uses that artists have adopted for drawing. This sampler represents just a small portion of these papers and contains 8.5" x 11" sheets of papers to test out including Arches Cover, Lanaquarelle, Pescia, Revere, Rives BFK, Saunders Waterford, Somerset Satin & Velvet - in various weights, surfaces and colors.
  • Arches Cover
  • Copperplate
  • Bockingford
  • India Hemp
  • Lana CP
  • Lana HP
  • Lana Rough
  • Pescia
  • Rives BFK
  • Somerset Velvet
  • Somerset Satin
  • Saunders CP
  • Saunders HP
  • Saunders Rough
  • Revere Suede
  • Revere Felt
  • Revere Silk

 

Drawing Papers Sampler, Vol. 2 Individual Sheets 8.5 x 11 19 $15.00 ADD TO CART
We offer so many fine art drawing papers that we couldn’t contain them to just one sample box. This second-edition sampler contains 27 sheets of pure drawing bliss in 8.5 x 11 for you to test out. Paper included are Arches 88, Coventry Rag, Domestic Etching, Drawing Bristol, Folio, Frankfurt, German Ingres, Hosho Student, Lenox 100, Multimedia, Nideggen, Rives Heavyweight, Somerset Book, Stonehenge & Zerkall Book.
  • Arches 88
  • Coventry
  • Coventry
  • DomesticEtching
  • Folio
  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt
  • Zerkall Ingres
  • Drawing Bristol
  • Drawing Bristol
  • Hosho
  • Lenox 100
  • Nideggen
  • Rising Barrier
  • Rives HW
  • Somerset
  • Stonehenge
  • Zerkall Vellum
  • Zerkall Smooth
  • Mutlimedia

 

Drawing Papers Sampler, Vol. 1 Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 17 $10.50 ADD TO CART
For us, there is no such thing as a 'drawing' paper. We have hundreds of different papers that were originally intended for other end-uses that artists have adopted for drawing. This sampler represents just a small portion of these papers and contains an 8.5" x 5.5" swatch book (sheets displayed in a waterfall) for a drawing paper guide including Arches Cover, Lanaquarelle, Pescia, Revere, Rives BFK, Saunders Waterford, Somerset Satin & Velvet - in various weights, surfaces and colors.
  • Arches Cover
  • Copperplate
  • Bockingford
  • India Hemp
  • Lana CP
  • Lana HP
  • Lana Rough
  • Pescia
  • Rives BFK
  • Somerset Velvet
  • Somerset Satin
  • Saunders CP
  • Saunders HP
  • Saunders Rough
  • Revere Suede
  • Revere Felt
  • Revere Silk

 

Drawing Papers Sampler, Vol. 2 Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 19 $10.50 ADD TO CART
We offer so many fine art drawing papers that we couldn’t contain them to just one sample box. This second-edition sampler contains 27 sheets of pure drawing bliss in an 8.5" x 5.5" swatch book used as your drawing paper guide. Paper included are Arches 88, Coventry Rag, Domestic Etching, Drawing Bristol, Folio, Frankfurt, German Ingres, Hosho Student, Lenox 100, Multimedia, Nideggen,Rives Heavyweight, Somerset Book, Stonehenge & Zerkall Book.
  • Arches 88
  • Coventry
  • Coventry
  • DomesticEtching
  • Folio
  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt
  • Zerkall Ingres
  • Drawing Bristol
  • Drawing Bristol
  • Hosho
  • Lenox 100
  • Nideggen
  • Rives HW
  • Somerset
  • Stonehenge
  • Zerkall Vellum
  • Zerkall Smooth
  • Mutlimedia

 

The Green Collection Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 25 $8.00 ADD TO CART
  • India Silk
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Curious Cosmic
  • Thai Unryu
  • Thai Unryu
  • Mirri
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Colorplan
  • Curious Metallic
  • Colorplan
  • Cocktail
  • Arturo
  • Stardream
  • Stardream
  • Skin
Japanese Paper Sampler Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 16 $14.95 ADD TO CART
For just under 1500 years, Japan has been producing handmade paper in a volume and variety that is second to none. Legion Paper is proud to offer dozens of different papers from Japan. This sample box provides a wonderful way to experience many of the different Japanese papers we stock. This sampler contains 8" x 9" sheets of each of 17 different Japanese artist papers, many of which are handmade.
  • Echizen Washi
  • Gan Handmade
  • Hosho Student
  • Kinwashi
  • Kitakata
  • Kochi
  • Masa
  • Mulberry
  • Okawara Handmade
  • Okawara Student
  • Sekishu
  • Unryu

 

Legion Bamboo and Envelopes Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 3 $5.00 ADD TO CART
Legion Bamboo is available in 135gsm, 265gsm and 530gsm with matching envelopes. This sampler lets you see one of everything
  • Square Flap
  • Pointed Flap

 

Letterpress Selections Boxed Samples 3.5x5 22 $8.00 ADD TO CART
This sample box of letterpress papers contains heavy weight papers to produce a deep impression with a variety of surfaces for a tactile experience. The box includes Arturo, Colorplan, Lanaquarelle, Legion Bamboo, Lettra, Multimedia, Revere, Rising Museum Board, Rives BFK, Saunders, Somerset, Stardrean, Stonehenge, and Strathmore Pure Cotton.
  • Arturo
  • Colorplan
  • Colorplan
  • Lanaquarelle
  • Legion Bamboo
  • Lettra
  • Lettra
  • Multimedia
  • Revere Felt
  • Revere Silk
  • Revere Suede
  • Rising Museum Board
  • Rives BFK
  • Saunders
  • Saunders
  • Somerset
  • Stonehenge
  • Strathmore-pure-cotton
  • Stardream
Lettra Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5   $5.00 ADD TO CART
This 5"x7 "Lettra sampler represents the full range and includes a specification sheet.
  • Ecru
  • Fluorescent White
  • Pearl White

 

The Metallic Collection Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 18 $8.00 ADD TO CART
  • Cocktail
  • Curious Metallic
  • Curious Metallic
  • Curious Metallic
  • Curious Metallic
  • Curious Metallic
  • Curious Cosmic
  • Mirri
  • Mirri Metal
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Mirri Sparkle
  • Pergamenata Pearl
  • Pergamenata Pearl
  • Sirio Pearl
  • Stardream
  • Stardream
  • Stardream
  • Stardream
Mirri Swatch 4 x 6   $2.00 ADD TO CART
The Mirricard sampler contains 4" x 6" sample sheets of each of the following Mirricard 12 pt papers - Silver, Blue, Copper, Pink, Purple and Red.
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Brushed
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Purple
  • Sparkle
  • Pak
Mirri Sparkle Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 10 $8.00 ADD TO CART
  • Absinthe
  • Gold Touch
  • Harborside
  • Sand
  • Seaglass
  • Silver
  • Sunburst
  • Twilight
  • Wild Orchid
Moab Digital Paper Sampler Individual Sheets 8.5x11 30 $25.98 ADD TO CART
With so many digital paper choices in the Moab range it's often difficult to find the paper that works best for you. Our sample box provides you with two sheets of each Moab fine art digital paper, including Entrada Rag Bright & Natural, Exhibition Luster, Photo Matte, Dual Semigloss, Juniper Baryta Rag, Moenkopi Unryu, Moenkopi Kozo, Slickrock Pearl & Silver, and Somerset Museum Rag.

 

The Natural Collection Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 10 $8.00 ADD TO CART
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • CorkSkin
  • Japanese Cane
  • Japanese Cane
  • Kinwashi Natural
  • Kinwashi White
  • Legion Bamboo
  • Ogura
  • Pergamenata Parchment
  • Pergamenata Parchment
  • Thai Banana
  • Thai Kozo
Pergamenata Match Book 3.5x8.25   $3.50 ADD TO CART
This matchbook contains Pergamenata Pearl, a unique mix of old and new, traditional and modern created by adding a metallic sheen to the existing range (also included) Pergamenata Parchment.
    • Bronze
    • Ice
    • Silver
  • White
  • Natural
  •  

    Reds & Pinks Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 10 $8.00 ADD TO CART
    Popular around most holidays and always in fashion for adding some color to your project.
    • Arturo Pink
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Curious Cosmic
    • Curious Metallics
    • Curious Skin
    • Curious Skin
    • Mirri Pink
    • Mirri Red
    • Mirri Sparkle
    • Plike Red
    • Sirio Pearl
    • Sirio Pearl
    • Sorbet Watermelon
    • Stardream
    • Stardream
    • Stardream
    • Thai Unryu
    • Thai Unryu
    Revere Matchbook 2 x 6 $0.99 ADD TO CART
    This Revere sampler contains each of the different surfaces available along with the complete color line.
    • Book
    • Felt
    • Suede
    • Silk
    •  

    Rising Museum Board Corner Kit 25 $20.00 ADD TO CART
    Rising Museum Board is a 100% cotton museum quality board in an assortment of whites, off-whites & black. Colors are solid throughout. Rising is the first choice of framers, museums & conservators for the mounting, matting and preservation of fine prints & precious documents. It is buffered with calcium carbonate for additional protection. Rising Museum Board Corner kits contain a 4″ corner of each color and ply.
    • Antique
    • Black
    • Cream
    • Fawn
    • Ivory
    • Medium Grey
    • Natural
    • Neutral Grey
    • Polar White
    • Snow White
    • Warm White
    • White
    • Zinc
    Saunders White Mill Book 5x5 30 $7.50 ADD TO CART
    This 5"x5" sampler contains white samples from the SaundersWaterford family of papers.
    • Rough
    • Cold Press
    • Hot Press
  •  

    Saunders High White Mill Book 5x5 30 $7.50 ADD TO CART
    This 5"x5" sampler contains high white samples from the SaundersWaterford family of papers.
    • Rough
    • Cold Press
    • Hot Press
  •  

    Shades of Grey Sampler Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 16 $8.00 ADD TO CART
    Grey papers never seem to go out of stlye. Here's a collection of some of our favorites.
    • Arturo
    • Bockingford
    • Cocktail
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Colorplan
    • Curious Metallic
    • Curious Metallic
    • Curious Metallic
    • Curious Skin
    • Plike
    • Somerset
    • Stardream
    • Stonehenge
    • Stonehenge
    • Thai Unryu
    Sirio Pearl Match Book 3.5x8.25   $3.50 ADD TO CART
    Sirio Pearl is an affordable range of seven metallic papers hand selected to complement the additional metallic papers in our collection. The pearly papers with magical reflective power are perfect for a modern style and futuristic design in a variety of applications.
      • Aurum
      • Copperplate
      • Misty Rose
      • Oyster Shell
      • Platinum
      • Polar Dawn
      • Red Fever
    Sirio Ultra Black Match Book 3.5x8.25   $3.00 ADD TO CART
    Sirio Ultra Black is the most unique and the most intense shade of "Black" satin-smooth text and cover paper ever produced by a paper mill. This sample book shows the power of the black through printed samples using several different applications along with the range of weights available.
    Sirio Ultra Black Mill Book 8x9   $10.00 ADD TO CART
    Sirio Ultra Black is the most unique and the most intense shade of "Black" satin-smooth text and cover paper ever produced by a paper mill. This matchbook contains the range of weights available from a 115gsm to 680gsm.
    Somerset Mill Book 5x5 30 $7.50 ADD TO CART
    This 5"x5" sampler contains samples from the entire Somerset Printmaking family of papers.
    • Book
    • Book
    • Book
    • Satin
    • Satin
    • Satin
    • Textured
    • Textured
    • Textured
    • Textured
    • Velvet
    • Velvet
    • Velvet
    • Velvet
    • Velvet
    Stonehenge Matchbook 2x6   $0.99 ADD TO CART
    This Stonehenge book contains 2" x 6" samples of the Stonehenge family of papers. These include the 250gsm Polar White, White, Warm White, Cream, Fawn, Natural, Pearl Grey, Pale Blue, Steel Grey, Kraft, Black and the 320gsm White.
    • Black
    • Cream
    • Fawn
    • Steel Grey
    • Kraft
    • Natural
    • Pale Blue
    • Pearl Grey
    • Polar White
    • Warm White
    • White

     

    Stonehenge Aqua Individual Sheets 8.5x11 3 $0.99 ADD TO CART
    This Stonehenge Aqua sampler contains 3 sample sheets including the 140lb Hotpress, 140lb Coldpress and 300lb Coldpress. This brand new watercolor paper anchors beautiful work across every technique.
    • Cold Press
    • Hot Press

     

    Strathmore Impress Mill Book 8.5x5.5 4 $5.00 ADD TO CART
    This sampler displays each available color of Strathmore Impress.
    • Pale Pink
    • Pale Gray
    • Soft White
    • Ultimate White
    •  

    Strathmore Pure Cotton Individual Sheets 8.5x11 4 $3.00 ADD TO CART
    This 8.5"x11" sampler contains one sheet of each Strathmore Pure Cotton color and a letterpressed card and envelope sample pack.
    • Ultimate White
    • Chino
    • Soft White
  • Smoke
  •  

    Watercolor Paper Sampler Individual Sheets 8.5 x 11 22 $15.00 ADD TO CART
    We've compiled a selection of our very best watercolor papers sourced from around the globe. This sampler contains a variety of 8.5" x 11" watercolor papers to test, including Acquerello by Magnani, Arches Watercolor, Artistico, Bockingford, Coventry Rag, Drawing Bristol, Folio, Lanaquarelle, Multimedia Aquarelle, Saunders Waterford and Yupo.
    • Acquerello I
    • Acquerello P
    • Coventry
    • Coventry
    • Bockingford
    • Artistico
    • Arches Rough
    • Arches HP
    • Arches CP
    • Drawing Bristol
    • Drawing Bristol
    • Folio
    • Saunders Rough
    • Saunders CP
    • Saunders HP
    • Yupo
    • Lanaquarelle CP
    • Lanaquarelle HP
    • Lanaquarelle Rough
    • Multimedia Aquarelle

     

    Watercolor Paper Sampler Legion Book 8.5 x 5.5 22 $12.00 ADD TO CART
    We've compiled a selection of our very best watercolor papers sourced from around the globe. This sampler contains an 8.5"x 5.5" swatch book created as your watercolor paper guide , including Acquerello by Magnani, Arches Watercolor, Artistico, Bockingford, Coventry Rag, Drawing Bristol, Folio, Lanaquarelle, Multimedia Aquarelle, Saunders Waterford and Yupo.
    • Acquerello I
    • Acquerello P
    • Coventry
    • Coventry
    • Bockingford
    • Artistico
    • Arches Rough
    • Arches HP
    • Arches CP
    • Drawing Bristol
    • Drawing Bristol
    • Folio
    • Saunders Rough
    • Saunders CP
    • Saunders HP
    • Yupo
    • Lanaquarelle CP
    • Lanaquarelle HP
    • Lanaquarelle Rough
    • Multimedia Aquarelle

     

    Yupo Individual Sheets 8.5x11 4 $3.00 ADD TO CART
    Do it on Yupo. This sample pack contains samples of all weights in text and cover of this popular synthetic paper. After a strong following in the commercial industry, artists have started using it for a broad range of techniques including watercolor.
    • White
    • Translucent