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Canson® Drawing and Sketch ranges

Canson® Guarro® Drawing

The Canson® Guarro® Drawing range is designed for sketching and drawing. It features the following media:

  • Guarro® Ingres (108 gsm ):

Produced on a traditional cylinder mould machine, which offers excellent quality and resistance. Ideal for dry techniques such as sanguine, charcoal and pencil. The 30% cotton content produces a light, soft feel. The special texture of this laid paper allows the drawing medium to take particularly well, and the pulp and surface sizing affords optimum resistance to “grattage” and erasure. An acid-free paper, buffered and fungicide treatment to guarantee durability.

  • Torreón® (90 and 120 gsm):

Torreón® is a laid paper composed of 30% cotton fibres, with a watermark. It offers a slightly pronounced texture. This is a prestigious paper, ideal for sketching and drawing, but also suitable for printing.

  • Guarro® Grafito (160 gsm):

Cylinder mould made paper, which gives excellent quality and resistance. Ideal for dry techniques such as graphite, charcoal or sanguine. The fine grain of this paper, with its 30% cotton content, enables the graphite to take well. It allows for maximum pressure when a firm stroke is required, but also affords a subtlely that enhances light and medium tones. The pulp and surface sizing provides optimum resistance to “grattage” and erasure. Acid free, alkaline buffered and fungicidally treated to guarantee durability.

  • Guarro® Dibujo Basik® (130 and 50 gsm):

Dibujo Basik® is a naturally white paper which offers a nice hard and smooth surface. It is a multi-purpose paper: ideal for drawing with pencils and pastels (130 gsm), it is also suitable for ink (150 gsm).

  • Guarro® Esbozo (90 gsm): 

Guarro® Esbozo is a naturally white paper offering a light grain. Ideal for all dry techniques and especially for drawing with pencils, it is also suitable for pastel.

These products are unavailable in Australia.

Weight or thickness

90, 108, 120, 130, 150 and 160 gsm

Recommended techniques

Ideal for: pencil, pastel and charcoal


Canson® Guarro® Ingres : 
Sheet: 50 x 70 cm and 70 x 100 cm
Pad: 23 x 32,5 and 32,5 x 46 cm

Canson® Torreón®
Sheet: 70 x 100 cm

Canson® Guarro® Grafito : 
Sheet: 50 x 70 cm
Pad: 23 x 32,5 and 32,5 x 46 cm

Canson® Dibujo Basik® : 
Sheet: 50 x 70 cm and 70 x 100 cm
Roll: 1,4 x 20 m

Canson® Guarro® Esbozo : 
Spiral pad: 10,5 x 14,8 cm, 14,8 x 21 cm, 21 x 29,7 cm, and 29,7 x 42 cm

Standard & Longevity guarantee

Canson® Guarro® Ingres et Guarro Grafito: acid-free and without optical brightness, alkaline buffered and fungicidally treated.

Canson® Dibujo Basik® et Guarro® Esbozo: acid-free and without optical brightness.