Papers and Boards


For over 30 years, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff has been a trusted source for serious artists looking for the best deals on professional grade art supplies. Whether you are a professional artist or a student looking to improve their skills, having the right papers and boards is important to ensure you can transfer your plan from your mind to a surface. Browse our full selection of options to find high quality products like multimedia papers and boards, newsprint, oil painting papers, construction papers, tracing papers, and more.

We understand that having the right surface for your work can have a profound effect on the character and longevity of your work. Whether you are working on an arts and crafts project or creating your next masterpiece, our selection of papers is sure to have what you need. Our decorative papers and construction papers are available in a variety of options. The Riverside True-Ray Construction Paper is able to handle scoring, folding, and curling without cracking or tearing. We carry bark, embossed, lace, marble, and many other decorative papers to help you create any aesthetic you want. These decorative papers will help you create custom invitations, book arts, mixed media, and other projects. For your printing needs, you can find digital art and inkjet papers from brands like Strathmore, Fredrix, Jacquard, and many more. If you are looking for an alternative to stretched canvas, our wood and hardboard panels offer more control over your brushwork and fine details.

Whichever papers and boards you choose for your next project, you can be sure you are getting the highest quality products on the market today. While you are here, sign up for our email newsletter to stay up to date on sales, special offers, and new products. With our 365 Day Return Policy, you can shop worry free and ensure you only keep the products you love. Check our Returns and Exchanges page for more information. If you have any questions about our papers and boards or any of our other products, feel free to contact us for further assistance.

Art and Illustration Boards

Canvas Panels and Boards

Canvas Pads and Paper

Cards, Greeting Cards, and Postcards

Charcoal Papers


Colored Papers

Construction Papers

Decorative Papers

Digital Art and Inkjet Papers

Drawing and Sketching Pads

Drawing Papers and Surfaces


Glassine and Barrier Papers


Mixed Media Papers

Mounting Board

Multimedia Papers and Boards


Oil Painting Papers

Oriental and Sumi Painting Papers

Pastel Papers and Surfaces

Pen and Marker Papers

Plastic Sheets and Panels

Printmaking Papers

Scratchboards and Paper


Stationery and Writing Papers

Tissue Paper

Tracing Papers

Transfer Papers and Image Transfer

Watercolor Backing Boards

Watercolor Paper

Wood and Hardboard Panels

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