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Layout Paper & Sharpies

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by pealo86, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. pealo86

    pealo86 New Member

    I'm currently using a Daler Rowney marker pad combined with Sharpie markers for sketching web layouts / graphic design ideas. Which seems to work a treat.

    I've been reading up on layout paper and like the idea of using it to save time by tracing over previously drawn sketches.

    I find I can trace through Daler Rowney marker paper without too much hassle when using Sharpie markers, but has anyone tried using markers and layout paper? Or would markers most likely soak through several sheets of it?
  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    If the paper is bleed proof then you shouldn't get any bleeding, even with a marker. Just make sure it specifies bleed proof or bleed resistant.
  3. pealo86

    pealo86 New Member

    Thanks for the advice! Looked on the DR site but it appears the layout paper is not none-beed
    - Graphic Series Pads and Sheets | Daler Rowney

    Having said that, it does state that the marker paper has excellent transparency. I reckon I'll stick with that and sharpie markers

    Tianks again.
  4. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    I use Letraset Promarkers when I am drawing cartoons etc. and bought a Letraset bleed proof pad from Ebay for a fiver, bargain and has good traceability (is that a word?)
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    The black pad you see in the image (layout paper) is a pad I bought in my first year of uni that in fact turned out not to be bleed resistant. However, the red one (market paper), if I recall, is bleed resistant.

    The pad I currently have is a Letraset marker pad which doesn't bleed at all.
  6. Moominbaby

    Moominbaby Member

    I use sharpies all the time and normal layout pads will bleed but London graphic center have there really cheap bleed proof a3 sketch pads they're for illustrators but can't remeber the exact name, last time I bought 3 for £10 and they worked a treat :)
  7. pealo86

    pealo86 New Member

    Thanks for the tips everyone!

    It definitely needs to be if it's not already ;)

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