One of the questions I get fairly regularly is what art products I’m using. Most of the time it’s what printer and what paper I’m using. So I am compiling a list of all my favorites here. Almost all of the links are affiliate links. So at no cost to you if you make a purchase using them then I receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting me as an independent artist!
I use the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and I am so happy with it. It prints up to 13″ x 19″ and 11″ x 14″ is the biggest I personally print right now so that’s perfect for me. I know it’s a little pricier but I wanted something that would be archival. Since this printer uses pigment based inks it’s going to create prints that last longer!
My Paper for Prints
I use several different types of paper for my prints depending on what I’m printing, but the paper from Red River is my favorite and you can order a sample pack to test prints and see which is your favorite.
My Paper for Watercolors
I like the Arches brand a lot. I’ve tried a bunch of different brands, and actually started with just the cheapest stuff from Michaels. But this paper is thick and high quality. I love that it is cold pressed so it absorbs the water and pigment and because it is 140 lb I haven’t dealt with any warping!
For watercolor I have tried lots of different kinds of watercolors, and I think what’s most important is the paper. But these Winsor & Newton ones are my favorite watercolors. They have a student line and a professional line! The student line is obviously going to be more affordable and honestly I really like it!
And for Gouache I got influenced by Tiktok and actually love these Himi ones.
So these are some of the most important art product I’m using to create my originals and my prints! If you have any questions I’d love to chat with you about them! You can also check out some of my other blogs!