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Best Paper For Ohuhu Markers [No More Bleeding]

When using alcohol markers it’s super important to use the right paper.

These types of markers quickly bleed trough standard printer paper.

And Ohuhu markers are no exception to this rule.

Without the right paper it’s difficult to get good results.

In this article, I’ll go over my favorite types of paper for Ohuhu markers.

1. X-Press It Blending Card

This is my absolute favorite paper for any kind of alcohol-based markers.

Since the paper is pretty thick (>250 GSM) you don’t need to worry about bleeding through the pages.

Especially with Ohuhu markers, you often have to use several layers to really get the smooth blending you want.

So having paper that can handle a fair amount of ink is crucial.

Each new layer of ink also darkens the color slightly. So shading is pretty simple.

One problem with Ohuhu markers is that their nibs aren’t as durable as some higher quality art markers.

Fortunately, this paper is very smooth and there is minimal friction between the paper and the marker nib.

So you can get a little bit of extra life out of your nibs.

The only downside with using such thick paper is that it takes more ink when blending.

But since Ohuhu markers are cheap enough anyways, this isn’t a huge problem.

Best Ohuhu marker paper for: anyone that uses a lot of ink while blending or likes to work with many layers of ink.

Number of sheets:

125

Size:

8.5″x11″

Weight:

250GSM

2. Ohuhu Marker Pad Sketchbook

Ohuhu doesn’t only make art markers, but they also sell several sketchbooks.

The thing that makes this sketchbook so unique, is that it has very thick paper (200 GSM).

Normally, sketchbooks have thin paper that your markers will bleed through right away. But with this sketchbook I never bled on to the next page even with heavy layering.

Some have even mentioned that you can use both sides of the pages. Although I would personally not want to take the right.

The paper has a smooth surface that makes it easy to blend and the colors really pop.

The notebook is available as 8.3″ x 8.3″ and 8.3″ x 11.7″, so they are the right size for travel.

Moreover, the pages are perforated. So you can easily tear out a page if you want to frame it (or if you messed up big time).

At the same time, I never tore out a page on accident. Which can definitely be a problem with some cheaper marker pads.

There are only two small downsides to this sketchbook.

First of all, similar to the X-Press It Blending card, the thick paper absorb a lot of ink so your markers will run dry faster.

Secondly, the sketchbook doesn’t lay entirely flat when you open it.

Best Copic marker paper for:

Number of sheets:

78

Size:

8.3″ x 8.3″

8.3″ x 11.7″

Weight:

200GSM

3. Copic Sketchbook

I know we aren’t talking about Copic markers.

But the Copic sketchbook works great for your Ohuhu markers as well.

Maybe not super surprising, considering that both markers are alcohol-based.

The surface of the paper is very smooth and is nice to work with.

The colors on the page look vibrant and it’s relatively easy to blend as well.

There are lot of sizes to choose from. Besides the 5″ x 12″ option, there are also notebooks in the sizes 5″ x 7″, 9″ x 12″, and 11″ x 14″.

However, as expected from Copic, these notebooks are a little on the expensive side considering the thickness and the amount of pages.

Moreover, the paper is only 104 GSM, so your markers might start bleeding if you apply too many layers.

Best Ohuhu marker paper for: anyone looking for a high quality sketchbook for their Ohuhu markers and doesn’t apply too much ink on the page.

Number of sheets:

50

Size:

5″x12″

5″ x 7″

9″ x 12″

11″ x 14″

Weight:

104GSM

4. Bee Paper Bleedproof Marker pad

This marker pad by Bee paper is another good option for alcohol-based markers.

As the name suggests, it can handle a fair amount of ink without any bleeding.

This is because the paper is quite thick (180 GSM).

At the same time, the paper has a smooth grain which results in little friction between the paper and the nib.

This paper works the best with unsaturated colors.

With high saturated colors the paper can become blotchy and muddy after just a few layers of ink.

Unfortunately, most Ohuhu markers are quite saturated. So your results can vary a bit depending on which colors you are using.

This marker pad is available in the sizes 8.5″ x 11″, 11″ x 14″, and 11″ x 17″.

Best Ohuhu marker paper for: Artist working with light and unsaturated colors or artists that keep the number of layers to a minimum.

Number of sheets:

30

Size:

8.5″ x 11″

11″x14″

11″ x 17″.

Weight:

180GSM

5. Strathmore Marker Pad

If this is your first time coloring with alcohol markers you might want to try this marker pad by Strathmore.

The surface of this paper is super smooth, even compared to the other options on this list.

As a result, the ink stays longer on the page and won’t dry as quickly.

This is great if you want more time to blend colors and push the ink around.

So if you are a beginner or like to take your time, then this paper might be a good choice.

Moreover, the paper is 190 GSM so it’s thick enough for deal with several layers of ink.

Of course, if you push it too far you might still bleed through the page but it’s not very likely.

One downside of these Strathmore pads is that they only contain 24 sheets of paper.

So you will probably have to buy a new pad pretty frequently.

Best Ohuhu marker paper for: beginners that want to practice with their Ohuhu markers or artists that like to work slowly.

Number of sheets:

24

Size:

9″x12″

Weight:

190GSM

Conclusion

In my opinion, the X-press It blending card is the best paper for Ohuhu markers, since you will never have to worry about bleeding through the page.

For quick sketches, I recommend using the Canson marker pad. It isn’t completely bleedproof, but it works well enough as a cheap alternative to the thicker and more expensive types of paper.

However, depending on your personal art style and preferences, you might want to try one of the other papers as well.

If you didn’t buy your markers yet, you might want to read our article on Ohuhu vs Copic markers to see which one suits you best.

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