Founded in 1557 in Annonay in France, and still producing its paper in its mills, Canson has inherited 500 years of savoir-faire in paper and a strong innovative tradition which have made it the world leader of fine art paper. From the invention of the hot air balloon in 1782 to the first photo paper in 1865, and passing by tracing paper, coloured paper, inkjet fine art, and photo paper in the meantime, Canson has been researching and innovating for artists for over 450 years.

Canson paper has been used by the greatest creative minds: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Gustave Le Gray, Blanquart-Evrard, Warhol, Alberola, Philippe Starck, and Yan Pei-Ming, to name a few.

What we carry

Popular products

  • XL Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12"
  • XL Mix Media Pad, 9" x 12"
  • XL Watercolor Pad, 11" x 15"
  • XL Watercolor Pad, 7" x 10"
  • XL Watercolor Pad, 12" x 18"
  • XL Mix Media Pad, 7" x 10"
  • Tracing Paper Pad, 9" x 12"
  • XL Mix Media Pad, 11" x 14"
  • Montval Watercolor Paper Pad, 5.5" x 8.5"
  • XL Palette Paper Pad, 9" x 12"
  • XL Mix Media Pad, 5.5" x 8.5"
  • XL Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12"


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Canada's wholesale creative arts,papercrafting,fine arts,stationery supplier.

1-2 day order turnaround

No matter how busy it gets, we all pitch in to get orders out the door.

Minimum shippable value only $200

Don't risk over-ordering trying to reach a high supplier minimum.

Almost no individual minimums on products

Offer a wider selection for a lower buy-in.

See critical stats as you shop

See your reservations, order history and stock levels as you shop so you don't accidentally double-up.

People just want their stuff. That's it.

For us, it's about going the extra mile to get you your product quickly, simply, with no hassle so you can get back to running your business.

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Do things your way

Get what you need when you need it. Reduce risk, increase turnover and profit by replenishing your stock in smaller increments.

  • Reserve items for shipment with a future order.
  • We'll hold your place in line so it's still available when you decide to ship.
  • Place unlimited add-ons while your order is still in-house.
  • Hold for an incoming shipment, a date or a shippable value set by you.

Canadian advantage


Receive your order faster from a company already in Canada, with discounted shipping on all orders.

No fees

We handle the exchange so you won't get gouged with fees by your credit card company.

Costing made easy

We stay ahead of customs, brokerage and exchange fees to provide a flat wholesale cost in CAD.

Gordon Anstey's family.

We're a small, family-run company, established in 1957.

Expect a greater emphasis on you as an individual customer. Speak to a real person instantly, or receive a quick e-mail or text response.

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