art paper

[ ahrt-pey-per ]

  1. high-quality coated paper with either a matte or glossy finish, used especially in the printing of picture books, brochures, calendars, and other illustrated materials: The Matisse exhibit pamphlets are printed on a glossy art paper.

  2. construction paper, or any similar heavy paper used for art or craft projects: We’re going to need more green and brown art paper for the trees.

Origin of art paper

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby art paper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use art paper in a sentence

  • It is an excellent light source, capable of shining through most standard art papers and fabrics.

  • She wrote on that new art paper with the gnawed looking edges and stiff as a newly laundered cuff.

    Half Portions | Edna Ferber
  • An art paper coated on both sides is manufactured by passing the paper through the coating machine twice.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
  • There are one or two empirical methods for testing the condition of coating on an art paper.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
  • In the case of imitation art paper, which contains 25 to 30 per cent.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall

British Dictionary definitions for art paper

art paper

  1. a high-quality type of paper having a smooth coating of china clay or similar substance on it

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