Our NEW UART Dark Premium Sanded Pastel Paper Is Here!

You asked for it, you got it!

UART is proud to introduce our brand new UART Dark. Available in grades 400, 500, 600 & 800, you will love our new dark surface. We guarantee that your pastels will shine on this dark substrate which creates vibrant effects and delivers super rich contrasts. UART Dark Premium Sanded Pastel Paper is made with the same material and consistent texture as our regular sand colored paper and will accept a wide variety of wet media.

  • Available in 320, 400, 500, 600 & 800 grade
  • pH Neutral and Acid Free
  • Accepts all wet media
  • No fixatives required
  • Archival quality

Our new Dark paper is the perfect surface for pastel and colored pencil artists who are looking for a dark substrate that retains all the benefits of a sanded texture. Please note that the color of the paper fluctuates depending on which grades you are using: while the 400 & 500 grades provide a rich black texture, the 600 & 800 grades lean towards a dark charcoal color, as the the higher the grade, the smaller the pigments are.

Available now at Dakota Pastels and fineartstore.com


Sanded Pastel Paper for Charcoal, Pencil and Pastel Artists


Every professional pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, or watercolor artist wants the same things from his or her art paper — a consistent base, a quality weight, and a tooth with bite. UART Premium Pastel Paper is both reliable and trustworthy to deliver everything you expect every time you create.

You never compromise on your artistic integrity, and we don’t compromise on the quality of our paper. While other pastel papers buckle under the pressure of a demanding artist, UART sanded pastel paper can handle the intensity of your creative process, protecting your work of art today and for years down the road.

  • Seven paper grades
  • Different sizes in sheets, mounted boards and rolls, and our new 10-sheet art pads
  • Consistent texture every time
  • Ideal for layering and underpainting

Seven Paper Grades to Meet Every Artist’s Preferences


Often art paper companies only offer one or two grades – UART offers seven different grades to give you more choices in meeting your drawing and painting needs. From the rougher grade of the 240 which is ideal for the blending and layering of soft pastel to the finer grades that are perfect for delicate and detailed work, you can deposit layer on top of layer without jeopardizing the paper or your creation.

  • 240 – the largest tooth available in a sanded pastel paper
  • 280 – ideal for those with a heavier hand or who want texture to show
  • 320 – perfect for artists who desire extra layering
  • 400 – a favorite of many professional pastel artists and ideal for those trying UART for the first time
  • 500 – a moderate tooth for any medium
  • 600 – perfect for those with a focus on detailed work
  • 800 – finest tooth, popular for super fine pastel or colored pencil application

Regardless of the grade you choose, you can be sure the grade of our paper will hold on to your art, in spite of how many layers you apply or whether you use hard or soft pastels. There’s no excess flaking and fading is eradicated– your medium stays in place as you intended. Other papers may lose tooth, but UART sanded pastel paper clings to your artwork and never lets it go.

More Size Options

UART Sanded Paper is available in a variety of sizes and rolls. Paper is packaged in sheets of 10, or you can select a package of three mounted pastel boards.


Sheets (all sizes in inches)

  • 9 x 12
  • 12 x 18
  • 18 x 24
  • 21 x 27
  • 24 x 36
  • 27 x 40

NEW! Premium Mounted Boards (all sizes in inches)

  • 9 x 12
  • 12 x 16
  • 18 x 24

10-Sheet Art Pads in 400 & 600 Grades

  • 9″ x 12″


  • 56 in. x 9 meters


A Consistent Feel Across the Board


Nothing is more frustrating than crafting your piece only to discover halfway through that the paper texture is noticeably different in spots, affecting the integrity of your work. UART sanded pastel paper is nothing but consistent. Our innovative computer-controlled electrostatic coating process and industry-leading standards ensure a uniform, reliable grain application on every inch of your paper. You can create with confidence, knowing that your paper has the same grade from edge to edge and corner to corner every time you sketch or paint.


Handles Layering and Underpainting With Ease


UART sanded pastel paper gives you the ultimate control over the creative process. PH neutral and acid free, all UART paper is beige in color, allowing you to prep the background and tone the paper to your taste. No matter the grade you prefer, UART accepts underpainting using a wide variety of media, including water, oil and alcohol. Our art paper is sturdy enough to ensure the liquid you use doesn’t damage the tooth or seep through to the other side.

Even if you spend hours layering and blending, the grade never gives way, reducing the waving and buckling that are often associated with underpainting. Layer and blend all you want – your creation isn’t going anywhere.