Essdee has been making its famous British Scraperboard the UK since 1942. Our range of Scraperboard, etching tools, block printing tools and materials are instantly recognisable around the world. Essdee Fine Quality British Scraperboard is the standard of excellence in scraperboard, used by illustrators and professional artists around the world. Fine Quality Scraperboard is heavily coated with china clay, giving a smooth surface which is then overprinted with black ink. A sharp scraper tool engraves a line through the surface ink to expose the white beneath. It offers an artistic medium which is clear and precise. Used by illustrators and professional artists around the world, its super-smooth surface lets you to work in extremely fine detail. It can also be used as an ideal airbrush medium. Engraving is as easy as drawing with a pencil, and with much the same action. The board provides an extreme level of contrast not possible with other media. Scraperboard can be subsequently coloured and reworked to provide many interesting possibilities. Commercial artists value it for the sparkle it can give to the most mundane subjects, it guarantees perfect reproduction on the poorest of papers. Manufactured in UK.